Apply for a Partners in Conservation grant!

Is your organization looking for funding for a conservation project? We are now accepting applications for the 2017 Partners in Conservation (PIC) grant cycle! Our PIC Grant Program supports conservation projects that are located within the District service area (all Multnomah County east of the Willamette River) or serve its residents. Projects must show a clear public benefit in one or more of the following: habitat restoration or watershed health, soil erosion prevention/control, soil health, water quality, water conservation, and/or environmental education.

New online application system:
Please note that we have switched to an online application system called ZoomGrants this year! Learn more about our PIC Grants and the new application system on our Partners in Conservation page.

Visit our PIC Grants page to
learn more and get started!

Grant applications are due by December 15th this year; don’t delay! If you have questions about applying for a grant, please contact Suzanne Easton, our Grants Program Manager, at suzanne@emswcd-dev.net/mu.

What we fund:

Projects must address one or more of the following topics:

  • On-the-ground restoration or conservation projects
  • Sustainable agriculture or gardening projects
  • Pollution prevention projects
  • Sustainable stormwater management projects
  • Engineering of a conservation project
  • Monitoring
  • Environmental education of youth and/or adults
  • Building capacity for conservation in community-based organizations.

If you would like to get a sense of the kinds of projects we fund, you can also see the list of 2016 PIC grants awarded here.