OWEB will accept Restoration, Water Acquisition and Technical Assistance applications. These grants support voluntary efforts by Oregonians to protect and restore healthy watersheds, including actions in support of the Oregon Plan for Salmon and Watersheds and the Oregon Conservation Strategy. Thank you for all that you
do for Oregon’s watersheds and communities.
1. Where to Begin.
If you're new to OWEB and our grant program, visit our website for helpful information.
2. Plan in advance to meet the deadline. Applications must arrive at OWEB’s Salem office by 5:00
PM, Monday, April 22, 2013. Late applications will not be accepted.
3. Contact OWEB staff to discuss your project, ask questions, and review guidance.
For Restoration and Technical Assistance, contact Regional Program Representatives
For Water Acquisition applications, contact Renee Davis-Born at 503-986-0029.
4. Review OWEB’s
guidance about eligible project types and costs.
5. Download forms & instructions from the OWEB Grant Management System (OGMS).
Applications have changed. You need to download the latest forms, or your application will not be accepted.
OWEB will not accept applications that use previous forms.
Access without a login and password
If you have an OGMS login and password already, when you login to OGMS, you will see the October 2012
applications listed on your home page.
Call Dave Egleston at 503-986-0232 for questions about OGMS.
6. Read the application’s instructions. Here are some additional important points:
- Call Teresa Trump with application questions:
- Forms change. Applications submitted on old forms will
not be accepted.
- Federal reporting metrics were updated to meet NOAA reporting
requirements. Questions? Contact Cecilia Noyes at 503-986-0204 or Cecilia.firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Provide 25 copies of maps and color photos if you want
reviewers to consider them in reviewing your
- For all applications, follow OWEB’s guidance regarding fiscal
administration costs (see Fiscal administration guidance,
- There is a $50,000 cap for Technical Assistance
applications, as there has been in previous cycles.
7. Fiscal administration costs in application budgets.
Under OWEB administrative rule 695-005-0030(5), allowable fiscal administration costs include accounting, contract management, and final reporting costs for the funded project; and auditing costs, up to and not to
exceed 10% of the total Board funds expended for the project. General overhead and prorated costs are not currently allowed as administrative expenses.
If a review team recommends a reduction in fiscal administration funding, or if an application requests
$15,000 or more in fiscal administration costs, or if the proposed project will be managed by a federal or state agency or local government and the applicant is requesting $8,000 or more in fiscal administration costs, OWEB may reduce that line item in the funded award, and/or will require the applicant to justify the costs by providing a breakout of estimated tasks, hours per task and costs per hour for the fiscal administration activities. Applicants
requesting large fiscal administration costs are encouraged to break out the costs in the application.
8. ODA Weed Grants are not acceptable match for OWEB grants.
OWEB accepts all non-OWEB funds as match.
Because Measure 76 requires OWEB to provide the grants for Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA) weed grants, OWEB does not accept ODA weed grants as match.
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