OWEB first announced this grant offering in July 2013. The purpose of this grant offering is to support new or expanded strategic collaborations in order to build resilient, sustainable, local organizations that achieve ecological outcomes and engage local communities. Grants support the following activities: 1) evaluating the operational structure of multiple collaborating organizations to improve service delivery or reach under-served communities/geographies, which may result in sharing of staff and services among the organizations; and 2) merger/consolidations of organizations. The applicants must demonstrate that the options being considered will strengthen the impact and build resiliency and sustainability of multiple organizations.
Any group of organizations working to support new or expanded strategic collaborations in order to build resilient, sustainable, local organizations that achieve ecological outcomes and engage local communities. At least one of the organizations applying must be either a watershed council, soil and water conservation district, or land trust.
Interested applicants MUST contact Courtney Shaff, OWEB’s Capacity Programs Coordinator, to discuss the proposed grant application.
Applications will be accepted throughout the biennium. The due date, review and award process is described below.
Offering 1. Due date: September 29, 2017
Applicant interviews: October 4 and 5
OWEB Board decision: October 24-25, 2017
Offering 2. Due date: December 1, 2017
Applicant interviews: January 4, 2018
OWEB Board decision: January 23-24, 2018
Offering 3. Due date: March 2, 2018
Applicant interviews: April 2-6, 2018
OWEB Board decision: April 24-25, 2018
Offering 4. Due date: September 4, 2018
Applicant interviews: September 24-28, 2018
OWEB Board decision: October 23-24, 2018
Courtney Shaff, 503-986-0046
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