OWEB Focused Investment Partnerships: Implementation Grants

Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board (OWEB)

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Grant amount: Approximately US $2,000,000

Next deadline: Apr 30, 2020 (Pre proposal)

Later deadlines: Jun 29, 2020 5:00pm PDT (Full proposal)

Applicant type: Organizations

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, Applied Project / Program

Location of project: Oregon

Location of residency: Oregon

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Note: All partnerships interested in submitting an application to the Implementation Focused Investment Partnership (FIP) Program are required to participate in a pre-application consultation with OWEB staff. Required application consultations with OWEB staff take place by the 'pre-proposal' deadline above. Applications are due to OWEB by the 'full proposal' deadline above. 


A Focused Investment Partnership is an OWEB investment that:

  • Addresses a Board-identified Focused Investment Priority of significance to the state; 
  • Achieves clear and measurable ecological outcomes;
  • Uses integrated, results-oriented approaches as identified through a strategic action plan; and 
  • Is implemented by a high-performing partnership.

Implementation Grants

Implementation funding supports Focused Investment Partnership conservation initiatives. An initiative may be part of the partnership’s strategic action plan, or it may be the entire plan (see Strategic Action Plan below). Initiatives must address an OWEB Board-approved Priority of significance to the state. Initiatives will also demonstrate clear and measurable restoration outputs and ecological outcomes that support limiting factors outlined in a federal recovery and/or state conservation plan(s). Implementation supports up to $12 million over 3 biennia (6 years).

Strategic Action Plan

​Any partnership applying for FIP Implementation funding must have a strategic action plan that addresses all components detailed in OWEB's Strategic Action Plan Guidance document. If your partnership already has one relevant, current, published plan, check it against the guidance to ensure that all components are addressed. The scope of an Implementation conservation initiative is determined by the partnership and constitutes that portion of the strategic action plan that the partnership believes it can accomplish in the proposed timeframe with the proposed funding.

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