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Focused Investment Partnerships (FIPs)



A Focused Investment Partnership is an OWEB investment that:

  • Addresses a Board-identified Focused Investment Priority of significance to the state;
  • Achieves clear and measurable ecological outcomes;
  • Uses integrated, results-oriented approaches as identified through a strategic action plan;
  • Is implemented by a high-performing partnership.

Current FIPs

FIP Story Map Overview of each implementation FIP including targeted outcomes, photos, and maps.

FIP Publications View a fact sheet for each implementation FIP as well as a general fact sheet.

FIP Webmaps View habitats, populations, and priorities in the Focused Investment Partnerships of the Maps & Data page.

Development supports up to $150,000 over 3 years.

Eligible Activities:

  • Development of new strategic action plan
  • Enhancement of existing strategic action plan
  • Building a partnership's capacity to partner at a high-performing level
  • Additional activities include community engagement and outreach related specifically to these efforts

Ineligible Activities

  • Conducting new research, monitoring, and/or assessments
  • Writing future FIP Implementation grant applications

Note: Receipt of Development funding does not guarantee future Focused Investment Partnership Implementation funding from OWEB.

Development 2017-2019 Grant Offering

Required OWEB Consultation: July 1-September 30, 2018
Email Kristi Primley at to schedule.

Application Deadline: October 22, 2018
Current application materials must be used and are available through OWEB's Grant Management System, OGMS. Applications must be submitted via email to

Implementation funding supports Focused Investment Partnership conservation initiatives. An initiative may be part of the partnership’s strategic action plan, or it may be the entire plan (see Strategic Action Plan below). Initiatives must address an OWEB Board-approved Priority of significance to the state. Initiatives will also demonstrate clear and measurable restoration outputs and ecological outcomes that support limiting factors outlined in a federal recovery and/or state conservation plan(s). Implementation supports up to $12 million over 3 biennia (6 years).

Implementation 2017-2019 Grant Offering

The Implementation FIP application is available on OWEB's Grant Management System, OGMS​.

All partnerships that participated in the required pre-application consultation (see the FIP Implemenation Consultation document in the Documents section of this page) with OWEB staff may submit applications. Consultations occurred March 1 - April 30, 2018.

The deadline for Implementation FIP applications was 5 pm, June 29, 2018.

Staff Contacts

For further information, please contact the appropriate staff member below for your area.

Coast to North Central Areas
Andrew Dutterer, 503-986-0034

  • Coast
  • Lower Columbia (Astoria-Hood River)
  • Willamette
  • Central Oregon (Mid-Columbia including Deschutes basin)

South Central to Eastern Areas
Eric Hartstein, 503-986-0029

  • Klamath Basin
  • Southern Cascades
  • Eastern Oregon

Development partnerships may seek to develop or enhance an existing strategic action plan. Partnerships can use OWEB’s strategic action plan guidance or may want to create a plan in a different format that best suits the partnership.

​Any partnership applying for FIP Implementation funding must have a strategic action plan that addresses all components detailed in OWEB's Strategic Action Plan Guidance document. If your partnership already has one relevant, current, published plan, check it against the guidance to ensure that all components are addressed. The scope of an Implementation conservation initiative is determined by the partnership and constitutes that portion of the strategic action plan that the partnership believes it can accomplish in the proposed timeframe with the proposed funding.

Please direct questions about the strategic action plan to Andrew Dutterer at


View the Oregon Administrative Rules on the Secretary of State's website.


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