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The OWEB water acquisition program supports the planning and implementation of the acquisition of an interest in water from a willing seller across the state. Water acquisition grants can support a range of project activities from permanent transfers and temporary leases of instream water rights to incentive-based voluntary curtailments by irrigators. The purpose of this program is to increase instream flow to address the conservation needs of habitats and species and to improve water quality.
Any proposal to acquire an interest in water that results in protected instream flows is eligible for funding consideration. Projects must address either identified conservation needs of habitats or species (as determined by ODFW) or improving water quality in water-quality-limited areas (as determined by DEQ).
Project types can include, but are not limited to, the following:
The Water Acquisition grant cycle is now closed. Award decisions will be made at the
July 25-26, 2023 board meeting.
OWEB strongly recommends that applicants submit their grant applications at least 24 hours prior to the application deadline. OWEB’s online grant applications include a verification step that will flag missing and incomplete information in the application. Verifying and submitting your grant application at least 24 hours in advance allows time for applicants to correct errors that are found during verification.
All applications must be successfully submitted through OWEB’s online grant application system by 5 p.m. on the application due date. No exceptions will be made.
Water Acquisition Program Guidance Fall 2023OWEB’s Guidance on Budgeting in Grants (GoBig) document.CBWTP Flow Restoration Accounting Framework Water Acquisition Grant Program Summary for Public Outreach
An OGMS login is required to access the online grant application. Only one login per organization is allowed. If no login exists for an organization, please email
Leilani Sullivan to request one. Include the following in your email:
Organization name and addressGrantee Contact Information: name, title, email address, and phone number for the person who will receive all communication from OWEB and sign any grant agreements.Payee Contact Information: name, email address, and phone number for the person who keeps records and submits payment requests and documentation.FEIN (Federal Employer Identification Number). OWEB may enter into agreements only with legally established entities. OWEB will review potential applicants prior to creating an OGMS login.
Per federal guidance, all OWEB grantees must be registered at the System for Award Management (SAM) before receiving a grant agreement. Entities will received a non-proprietary identifier (called the Unique Entity Identifier (UEI).) This identifier is assigned by SAM (sam.gov is a free service) and entities must update their registration annually.
Brian Wolcott with questions.
Oregon Administrative Rules Secretary of State's website
Please direct questions to
Brian Wolcott, Water Acquisition Coordinator, 971-345-7010.
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