EMSWCD: Partners in Conservation Grant

The East Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District (EMSWCD)

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Anticipated deadline: Dec 16, 2020

Grant amount: US $5,000 - US $300,000

Fields of work: Environmental Contamination & Pollution Horticulture & Gardening Sustainable Agriculture & Agroecology Environmental Education Habitat & Ecosystem Restoration Soil Science Freshwater Conservation Water Resource Management Show all

Applicant type: Nonprofit, Indigenous Group, Government Entity, College / University

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, Project / Program

Location of project: Multnomah County, Oregon

Location of residency: Oregon

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Overview:

The Partners in Conservation (PIC) program provides funding to support conservation projects and conservation education in the District. In order to be eligible for funding, projects or events must be located within the EMSWCD service area(all Multnomah County east of the Willamette River) or serve its residents. Projects must show a clear public benefit in one or more of the following: habitat restoration or watershed health, soil erosion prevention/control, soil health, water quality, water conservation, and/or environmental education.

PIC Grants are now available for projects with up to a two-year time frame. The minimum grant award is $5,000 and the maximum is $100,000.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.

Eligibility:

  • In order to be eligible for funding, projects or events must be located within the District Service Area (all Multnomah County east of the Willamette River) or serve its residents.
  • Eligible applicants include:
    • Nonprofit organizations (501(c)(3) status is not required if there is a qualified fiscal agent)
    • Educational institutions
    • Government agencies
    • Native American tribes
  • Eligible projects for funding include:
    • On-the-ground conservation or restoration projects
    • Sustainable agriculture or gardening projects
    • Engineering of a conservation project
    • Pollution prevention projects
    • Sustainable stormwater management projects
    • Monitoring projects
    • Environmental education of youth and/or adults.
  • In all cases, projects must show a clear public benefit in one or more of the following: soil erosion prevention/control, soil health, environmental education, water quality, water conservation, watershed health or habitat restoration.
  • For grants up to $10,000, no matching funds are required. For grants over $10,000 we require the applicant to secure at least a 1:1 match of in kind and/or cash funding from other sources to support the project. Payment for approved expenses will be made by EMSWCD on a reimbursement basis.

Preferences:

  • We specifically encourage projects that serve or engage disadvantaged populations and diverse communities. 
  • We also encourage projects with a plan for long term maintenance and viability.