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Here are all the documents and guidelines related to applying for a PIC grant. There are also documents for current PIC grant recipients.


Partners in Conservation (PIC) Grant Application Materials

Sample PIC grant applications:

It can sometimes help to see examples of successful applications from previous grant years. Our reviewers focus on the content of what you propose and the strengths your team and community partners bring to the project. Here are two applications from last year that ranked high and were funded by EMSWCD. Please note that some application questions have changed for 2023.

Application #1 – Our Village Gardens, $46,681
Neighborhood Grown, Neighborhood Owned

Our Village Gardens strives to magnify food equity for low-income residents of North Portland living at New Columbia and Tamarack Apartments. The grant employs neighborhood leaders and supports community access to free urban garden and orchard space, garden education programs, sustainable seed-to-harvest practices, care for fruit trees, purchasing and distributing produce from neighborhood growers to patrons of their local market.

Application #2 – Columbia Riverkeeper, $50,000
Columbia River Education and Monitoring Project

This grant supports a partnership between Columbia Riverkeeper and the Yakama Nation to engage diverse communities fishing near Bradford Island (a newly designated Superfund Site on the Columbia River). As part of the project, the Riverkeeper will also monitor harmful algal blooms and E. coli at nine popular Columbia River beaches, sharing results in English and Spanish and offer job-skills training to paid interns.

Recent PIC Grant recipients

See the projects that were awarded PIC Grants in recent years:

Documents for PIC Grant Recipients