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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.

Apply

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

Applications will be accepted throughout the biennium as long as funds are available. Application deadlines and award dates are described below.

Offering 1
Due date: September 30, 2019
Applicant interviews: late October
OWEB Board decision: January 2020

Offering 2
Due date: January 10, 2020
Applicant interviews: early February
OWEB Board decision: April 2020

Offering 3
Due date: March 2, 2018
Applicant interviews: early May
OWEB Board decision: July 2020

Offering 4
Due date: June 1, 2020
Applicant interviews: early August 2020
OWEB Board decision: October 2020

Offering 5
Due date: September 7, 2020
Applicant interviews: early November
OWEB Board decision: January 2021

Offering 6
Due date: January 8, 2021
Applicant interviews: early February 2021
OWEB Board decision: April 2021

Contact

Courtney Shaff, Capacity Programs Coordinator, 503-986-0046

Administrative Rules

Oregon's Administrative Rules Secretary of State website

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