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

  • Partners in Conservation (PIC)
    $5,000-$70,000 grants are awarded annually for local projects and programs that improve soil health and water quality, reduce climate impacts, support more sustainable agriculture, provide outdoor and garden education programs, and restore fish and wildlife habitat.
  • Small Projects and Community Events  (SPACE)
    Up to $2,000 to support conservation projects, outdoor education, and events that promote natural resource conservation and strong, healthy communities. Grants are made monthly.
  • 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.