On July 29, 2014, the OWEB Board approved a process to implement a new Focused Investment Partnership program as a part of the agency's grant offerings, including the setting of priorities for Focused Investment Partnerships.
The OWEB Board will be establishing a set of priorities of ecological significance to the State. Partners within these priority areas will be eligible to apply for Focused Investment Partnership funding. Beginning last August and continuing through April 2015, the OWEB Board has and will continue to receive advice and recommendations as part of a nine-month long public input process to guide that work. The first phase of this input process ran August 1, 2014 through October 15, 2014, with the OWEB Board receiving written suggestions and input from stakeholders.
The written suggestions and input received to date are now available online. In addition to written suggestions, individuals provided public testimony at the Board’s October meeting. That testimony will be included in the minutes of the Board meeting when posted. The written and verbal input received will help guide OWEB staff, expert panels, and the Board through the priority-setting process. The Board will receive additional input through public comments on Focused Investment Priorities at its January 2015 meeting. Final draft Priorities will be reviewed at the April 2015 Board meeting, including additional opportunity for public comment. At that meeting, the Board will approve final priorities. These Priorities will apply only to the Focused Investment Partnership funding within OWEB’s spending plan (currently between 10-12% of OWEB’s funds).
- More about Focused Investment Partnership Priorities (click here)
In May 2015, OWEB will open solicitation for Focused Investment Partnership funding within the Board’s identified Priorities. Funding will be provided in two categories. Under Focused Investment Partnership Capacity-Building funding, partnerships may apply for technical assistance to develop a strategic action plan for their partnership and program. If the partnership is already established and has an existing strategic action plan, the partnership may apply for Focused Investment Partnership Implementation funding. More details will be available regarding the application process in the coming months.
For questions about Focused Investment Partnership funding, contact Renee Davis at email@example.com.
- More about the Focused Investment Partnerships program (click here)
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