The Oregon Conservation and Recreation Advisory Committee is pleased to announce an opportunity for funding for conservation and recreation projects in 2024.
- NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS! The Spring 2024 Request for Proposals is an online only application process. APPLY HERE. The application questions are HERE for those that want to get a head start off-line (please note that some features of the online application won’t appear in the PDF).
- Accepting applications through a new grant software portal. Here is a Guide for applicants on how to apply. Strongly encourage all applicants to read through the guide, it includes a video tutorial, guidance on how to create an account/log on, apply for a grant, navigate your dashboard, and important information on completing application forms.
- This application period will open on January 30, 2024, and will remain open until March 26, 2024. Please make sure you complete the funding application before 11:59pm on March 26, 2024.
- Based on available funds, approximately $200,000 will be granted to projects that address outdoor equity in conservation/recreation and other OCRF Program Priorities. The maximum allowable grant request for these projects will be $50,000. The OCRF Program seeks to continue its support for smaller, newer organizations particularly those arising from underserved, environmental justice communities.
- Approximately $800,000 will be granted to projects that address the impacts of drought on Oregon's fish, wildlife and their habitats. The maximum allowable grant request for drought projects will be raised in this round of funding to $140,000. Projects seeking this level of funding must address drought AND have a significant, measurable impact/benefit in alignment with the OCRF Program Priorities.
- A newly required cap on institutional/organizational indirect overhead rates at 20% of the requested project budget.
- Eligible entities include any tribe, watershed council, soil and water conservation district, not-for-profit corporation, school, institution of higher education, state agency, federal agency, local government, or private not-for-profit institution of higher education. Private not-for-profit organizations must have tax-exempt status under the IRS Code Section 501(c)(3). For more information on eligibility and other grant rules, visit the OCRF Division 98 Administrative Rules.
- Applicants are strongly encouraged to read through our updated project insurance guidelines.