Find everything you need to apply for a grant in this section! East Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District provides funding to support conservation projects and conservation education in the District. Funding is awarded to qualifying applicants through four programs:

  • Partners in Conservation (PIC)
    $5,000-$100,000 grants awarded annually to non-profit organizations, governments and educational institutions for on-the-ground conservation projects, environmental education, school and community food gardens, and participation of diverse communities in conservation work.
  • Small Projects and Community Events  (SPACE)
    Up to $2,000 awards made monthly to support conservation projects, conservation education, and community events that promote natural resource conservation.
  • Strategic Conservation Investments (SCI)
    Supports projects and partnerships that advance priority natural resource issues identified by the Board of Directors but do not lend themselves to the District’s competitive grants processes.
  • For Private Landowners: Cooperative Landowner Incentive Program (CLIP)
    For private land owners, CLIP provides 75% cost-share to assist with the costs of installing District-approved conservation practices. Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis.