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Feasibility Study Grants


Application materials for the 2023-2024 Feasibility Study Grant funding opportunity are now available.

2023-2024 Feasibility Study Grant applications are due by 5:00 p.m. on October 18, 2023. Please send applications electronically to:

The Oregon Water Resources Commission awarded $641,753 in grants to fund four project study proposals for the 2022-2023 cycle of Feasibility Study Grants.

•    Learn more about the 2022- 2023 Feasibility Study Grant applications 


Feasibility Study Grants fund qualifying costs of studies to evaluate the feasibility of developing water conservation, reuse, and storage projects. This competitive funding opportunity helps individuals and communities investigate whether a project is worth pursuing. Grants are offered on an annual basis, with applications due each fall. Grants require a 50% cost match of the total cost of the feasibility study, up to $500,000. Any local government, Indian tribe, or person may apply for funding.

Available Funding

OWRD anticipates there will be approximately $750,000 in funding for the 2023-2024 funding cycle of Feasibility Study Grants. Because the source of funding for the studies is General Fund all funded studies must be completed by June 30, 2025.  

Timeline and Review Process

How to Apply

Application materials have been updated for the 2023-2024 funding cycle. Review the application materials and guidance provided on the Applications, Forms, and Guidance page. OWRD encourages prospective applicants to participate in a pre-application conference prior to submitting an application for funding. To learn more about pre-application conferences, please review the Pre-Application Conference document on the Applications, Forms, and Guidance page. To discuss a study with OWRD or to schedule a pre-application conference, contact the Grant Coordinator.

More Information

The Department has been funding Feasibility Study Grants since 2009. It has awarded more than $9.1 million in grants.

For more information contact:
Adair Muth 971-301-0718

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