OR Water Project Grants

Oregon Water Resources Department

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Grant amount: US $200,000 - US $3,000,000

Anticipated deadline: Apr 26, 2020 5:00pm PDT

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

Funding uses: Research, Education / Outreach, Applied Project / Program

Location of project: Oregon

Location of residency: Oregon

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In 2013, the Oregon Legislature passed Senate Bill 839, establishing the Water Supply Development Account to provide grants and loans for water projects to evaluate, plan, and develop instream and outof-stream water projects that have economic, environmental and social/cultural benefits. Projects must provide benefits in each of these three categories to be eligible for funding. 

Eligible Projects

Eligible projects include:

  • Conservation
  • Reuse
  • Above-ground storage
  • Below-ground storage
  • Streamflow protection or restoration
  • Water distribution, conveyance or delivery systems in connection with newly developed or existing water
  • Other water resource development projects that result in economic, environmental, and social/cultural public benefits

An applicant may apply for a loan and a grant. Loan applicants will be required to provide additional financial information related to their ability to repay the loan. Grants funds are reimbursements of invoiced or expended costs as approved and described in the signed grant agreement.

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


  • Who can apply?
    • Persons as defined in ORS 536.007,
    • Indian tribes as defined in ORS 391.802, and 
    • Non-profit organizations. 
  •  Grants will require a 25 percent cost-share match, which may include in-kind contributions.​