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Apply for an OCRF grant

How to Apply

OCRF applicants must review the Conservation & Recreation Advisory Committee’s Expenditure Framework. The Committee encourages applicants to pay particular attention to the list of Program Priorities and encourages all applicants to review the Oregon Conservation Strategy before completing your application.

Project proposals must be submitted using this digital form. View all fields using the PDF of the form.

Questions can be referred to the Department of Fish and Wildlife via email: odfw.ocrf@odfw.oregon.gov or by phone: 971-719-1192.

OCRF Application Details

Project Review Timeline – Fall 2021

  • August 30 – Applications open
  • October 22 - Deadline for submission
  • October - early December - ODFW staff and Advisory Committee review period
  • December - Advisory Committee project recommendations determined
  • January 2022 - ODFW Commission considers recommendations:
  • February 2022 - Grant agreements with selected recipients in place and projects work commences

Funds Available – Fall 2021

The legislature has appropriated just over $2.5 million to the Oregon Conservation & Recreation Fund for the 2021-2023 biennium. For projects submitted by the October 22 deadline, the maximum funding request is $20,000 and the Committee expects to select approximately 15 projects for a total of $300,000.

A portion of the state funds available in the Conservation & Recreation Fund are currently contingent on matching donations generated through OregonIsAlive.org and the Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Electronic Licensing System. To date, over $500,000 for the OCRF has been generated by individual donations and we appreciate your support for the ongoing OCRF fundraising efforts.

How the Committee will evaluate proposals

The Committee will evaluate these proposals based on the criteria below.

  • Project outcomes align with OCRF Program Priorities identified in the Expenditure Framework and are consistent with the Oregon Conservation Strategy – the more the better, but strong alignment with at least one as specified in the framework
  • Clarity of the proposal – well presented, organized and with clear deliverables
  • Timeliness and/or have the necessary approvals in place – the Committee seeks projects that will be implemented quickly
  • Appropriate partnership and demonstration of partner investment – project engages a variety of partners and shows commitment from participants
  • Measurability – the applicant has identified the ability to quantify the results of the project
  • Addresses the types of diversity identified in the Portfolio Metrics (see below section)
  • Outdoor Equity - How well projects engage Oregonians in the solution to a key conservation issue or in recreational opportunities that reach out to and engage people who have not participated in the past because of language barriers, financial barriers, access barriers, etc.
    The Committee will also look favorably on proposals that demonstrate:
  • Proven track record of applicant to achieve stated outcomes
  • Integration/intersectionality between conservation and recreation

Expenditure Portfolio

The Advisory Committee seeks to make multiple, diverse expenditures. The below list is an informal characterization of the metrics the Committee will consider to ensure that the suite of projects they select are diverse enough to represent the breadth of work the Committee can support.

Portfolio Metrics

  • Diverse geography (east/west, north/south, urban/rural, OCS ecoregions)
  • Diverse taxonomically (fish, reptiles, amphibians, birds, mammals, invertebrates)
  • Diverse representation of program priorities (see Expenditure Framework)
  • Diverse partners engaged & included in the overall portfolio
  • Directly engages Oregonians in the solution to a key conservation issue or in recreational opportunities that reach out to and engage people who have not participated in the past because of language barriers, financial barriers, access barriers, etc.

Submitting Proposals

OCRF applicants must review the Conservation & Recreation Advisory Committee’s Expenditure Framework. The Committee encourages applicants to pay particular attention to the list of Program Priorities and encourages all applicants to review the Oregon Conservation Strategy before completing your application.

Project proposals must be submitted using this digital form: https://forms.gle/gVhDpiWugQDgLP7JA. A PDF copy of the form is available on the Committee’s website. We encourage you to develop your responses in advance and complete the form all at once to avoid any issues with returning to the form once you’ve started. The Committee may request additional information from the applicants.

Questions can be referred to the Department of Fish and Wildlife via email: odfw.ocrf@odfw.oregon.gov or by phone: 971-719-1192.

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