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Water Resources Development Program

Overview

The Water Resources Development Program helps Oregonians address instream and out-of-stream water supply needs now and into the future. The Program includes funding opportunities and other resources through three program components: Planning Grants, Feasibility Study Grants, and Water Project Grants and Loans.

Updates & Announcements

Water Project Grant and Loans

Funding recommendations for the 2020 cycle of Water Project Grants and Loans will be considered by the Water Resources Commission at the November 19, 2020 meeting.

Learn more about Water Project Grants and Loans

Feasibility Study Grants

The Department received nine complete Feasibility Study Grant applications requesting $988,127 for the current funding cycle. Feasibility Study Grants provide funding for qualifying costs of project planning studies that evaluate the feasibility of developing a water conservation, reuse, or storage project.

The following are study summaries adapted from grant applications received by October 15, 2020.

View the Feasibility Grant Application Study Summaries – November 2020

Feasibility Study Grant web page

Public Comment Opportunity

There is currently no open public comment opportunity.

Planning Grants

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.

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. As of August 2020, approximately $1 million is available for grants.

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. Grants and loans are offered on an annual basis, with the applications due each spring. As of August 2020, approximately $8 million is available for grants.

Learn more about applying for Water Project Grants and Loans.




For more information contact:
Kim Ogren 503-986-0873

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