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Organization Collaboration

Overview

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.

Eligibility

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.

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How to Apply

  • Apply for a Organizational Collaboration grant using the paper application available in the Application Forms section of this page. There are 6 links; please download them all.
  • The maximum request is $75,000.
  • Each partnership interested in submitting a grant application is required to participate in a pre-application consultation with OWEB staff. Consultations will occur throughout the year and can be scheduled by contacting Courtney Shaff  (503-986-0046).

Deadlines

On April 7, OWEB announced it was placing a pause on all funding awards and budget decisions until the board meets after the May revenue distribution and May revenue forecast. This page will be updated after the board meets in early June. Please visit the Frequently Asked Questions page for more information.

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