OWEB’s administrative rules for watershed council support grants were adopted in 2004. Since that time OWEB has held multiple listening sessions with stakeholders and worked with several stakeholder based work groups to identify policy issues and process inefficiencies with OWEB’s council support grant program. The proposed rules establish process improvements and address long standing policy issues.
In October 2013, in preparation for the proposed changes, OWEB mailed to all council coordinators and council chairs an eligibility checklist for councils to use in reviewing the council's bylaws, policies and procedures and other relevant documents. Council are encouraged to read the Council Capacity grant guidance and use the eligibility checklist to assess the council’s readiness for the new eligibility criteria.
Changes under the proposed rules include:
- Changing the name from Watershed Council Support Grants to Outcome-Based Watershed Council Operating Capacity Grants;
- Changing eligibility requirements for who is eligible to apply for the grants;
- Outlining the Board process for merit evaluation and the process for distribution of funds; and
- Other minor changes.
OWEB---Updating the Watershed Council Map
OWEB---Streamlined Budget Categories for Grant Applications
OWEB---Whole Watershed Restoration Initiative RFP Released & Scheduling
OWEB Grant Request by The Nature Conservancy 2013
OWEB---Public Meeting Focused on Winter Lake Restoration August 29, 2013
OWEB---Seeking public comment on now expired Salmon Season State of Emergency
OWEB---Long-Term Investment Strategy for Conservation
OWEB---Watershed Council Support Update
OWEB---Restoration, Water Acquisition and Technical Assistance applications
OWEB---Proposed Direction for OWEB's Long-Term Investment Strategy for Conservation
OWEB---Post Listening-Session Survey Available
Subject: CWA meeting recap and information
Oregon Water Resource Commission approved the Integrated Water Resource Strategy
2010 Coastal Wetlands Grants
OWEB Listening Session Information & Agenda