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Small Grant Program

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Examples of Small Grant Projects performed in the past

Program Overview

The Small Grant Program is an easy-to-engage-in, competitive grant program that awards up to $15,000 for on-the-ground restoration projects principally carried out on private lands across Oregon. This program responds to a need for local decision-making about watershed restoration opportunities in a shorter timeframe than is available under the Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board (OWEB)’s regular grant program.

The Small Grant Program enables landowners across the state to contribute to the Oregon Plan for Salmon and Watersheds and the Oregon Conservation Strategy by committing “small acts of kindness” on their properties for the benefit of water quality, water quantity, and fish and wildlife. From planting native plants along stream sides to reducing sedimentation and erosion from upland farms and ranches, citizens everywhere can make a difference.

More information is available here.

Interested landowners should contact Amber Kester at or (503) 433-3205 to inquire about availability. 


  • Fish Passage
  • Urban Impact Reduction
  • Riparian Process and Function
  • Wetland Process and Function
  • Instream Process and Function
  • Private Road Impact Reduction
  • Upland Process and Function
  • Water Quantity/Irrigation Efficiency
  • More details are available at the Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board’s webpage


Please see the complete list of ineligible projects on the Secretary of State website.

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