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Technical Assistance (TA) Grants

Eligible Projects

Technical assistance project types cannot be combined into a single application; a separate grant application must be submitted for each type of project.

TA-1, Technical Design and Engineering (formerly Technical Design)

Development of a technical design for a restoration project.

TA-2, Resource Assessment and Planning (formerly Technical Planning)

Development of an implementation plan for restoration activities.

  • General training for staff or volunteers
  • Website development
  • General monitoring
  • Farm, ranch, and/or forest plans
  • Fish screens (designs are allowable)
  • Landscape design
  • Support for permit processing alone
  • Support for site inspections alone
  • OWEB watershed assessments
  • Equipment or software for general use
  • Projects required as a condition of a local, state, or federal permit, order, or enforcement action (e.g. mitigation projects, management projects required by permit from Oregon Department of Agriculture).

​After grant applications are submitted:

  1. ​OWEB staff check project eligibility in each application.
  2. Review Teams read applications and may visit proposed project sites. Review Teams meet to review applications based on criteria described in administrative rules. They recommend one of the following for each grant: a) Fund, b) Fund with conditions, c) Do not fund, or d) Defer to staff or the Board with an explanation if there is a policy issue or budget issue that needs to be addressed​. Review Teams prioritize projects recommended for funding based on:
    1. How well the project meets the criteria established in OAR 695-030-0045,
    2. Certainty of project being completed successfully,
    3. Benefit to watershed function, habitat, and water quality, and
    4. Project costs relative to watershed benefits.
  3. OWEB staff summarize Review Team comments into evaluations and recommend projects for funding to the board. OWEB staff post evaluations and staff recommendations online.
  4. The OWEB Board awards grants.

Applications are accepted in the Spring and Fall of each year and are submitted entirely through our online system. Information about current grant deadlines can be found on the home page of this website.

  1. Obtain a login (username and password).
    If your organization already has an OGMS login, skip to step 2.
  2. 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 address
    • Grantee 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 (​​​​​​​​ is a free service) and entities must update their registration annually.
  3. Log in to the Online Application.
    Guidance to help you fill out the application is always available in the top navigation bar of the online application. An application template is also available after you log in and choose "Create a New Application."

Please contact your Project Manager ​with questions.


Recorded webinar about the Application for Technical Assistance Grants.
An Application Template may be useful to plan what will be inputted into the application.
Example Projects.


Please direct questions or comments to your Regional Project Representative.

Administrative Rules

Oregon Administrative Rules Secretary of State website.