OWRD provides reimbursement grants to low-to-moderate income households with domestic wells that are impacted by drought or wildfire. The Well Abandonment, Repair, and Replacement Fund (WARRF) will reimburse qualifying homeowners for the cost to abandon, repair, or replace a dry or severely declining well. The dry or severely declining well must have provided household water for individual households, or members of a federally recognized tribe in Oregon.
The available funds have already been awarded. Once funding for new reimbursement grants is available again, the program will announce the reopening online.
Please see our website for the most current information.
The Department is a funding partner in four places that are taking a collaborative, integrated approach to water planning. There is no funding currently available to support new water planning efforts. The Department is a funding partner in four places that are taking a collaborative, integrated approach to water planning. There is no funding currently available to support new water planning efforts.
Learn more about Planning Grants
Feasibility Study Grants
Feasibility Study Grants reimburse up to 50 percent of the 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 proposed project idea is actually feasible and worth pursuing. Grants are offered on an annual basis, with applications due each fall.
Learn more about Feasibility Study Grants
Water Project Grants & Loans
Water Project Grants and Loans provides funding for projects that will help Oregon meet its instream and out-of-stream water supply needs and produce economic, environmental, and social/cultural benefits. This competitive funding opportunity is meant for implementation-ready projects.
Learn more about applying for Water Project Grants and Loans.