Welcome! Tualatin Soil and Water Conservation District provides a variety of financial assistance options to support conservation projects and events within Washington County, Oregon. Through our grant programs, we are able to advance our mission and goals by supporting the work of other organizations. Below you will see our current grant opportunities. 

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The Tualatin Soil and Water Conservation District's Farmers Market Grant Program awards grants up to $5,000 for certain conservation-related projects and events that promote conservation within the Tualatin River Watershed community. Successful project applications are those that encourage community and vendor participation in market events, educate the public, and/or make healthy, fresh agricultural products accessible to diverse demographics. 

To be eligible for Farmers Market Grant Program funding, the applicant must be a farmers market located in Washington County. For the purposes of this grant program, a farmers market is where multiple local farmers sell fruit, vegetables, meat, cheese, bakery products, and other agricultural products directly to consumers. The market must be owned and operated by a local organization, not by one or more farmers or vendors. An organization is eligible for one grant per market location.

Applications are due by 11:59pm on December 31st of each year. 

The Tualatin Soil and Water Conservation District’s Tualatin Watershed Improvement Grant (TWIG) program awards grants up to $5,000 for certain conservation-related projects that promote conservation within Washington County, Oregon. Successful project applications are those that demonstrate a clear public benefit in one or more of the following areas: pollinators or beneficial insects; native and/or water-wise landscaping; school and community gardens; and rainwater management. 

Applications are accepted and reviewed quarterly. Submissions are due by January 15th, April 15th, July 15th, and October 15th. Projects are awarded on a competitive basis until funds are exhausted for the fiscal year. Projects funded by the TWIG program must be completed within 12 months. Funds are provided on a reimbursement basis.

Eligible applicants include non-profit organizations, educational institutions, Native American tribes, government agencies, and for-profit organizations.

Full grant guidelines can be viewed here.

The Tualatin Soil and Water Conservation District’s Tualatin River Environmental Enhancement (TREE) Grant Program awards grants up to $100,000 for projects that promote conservation within Washington County, Oregon. Successful project applications are those that demonstrate a clear public benefit in one or more of the following areas: water quality, water quantity, soil health and erosion, invasive species management, fish and wildlife habitat, and forest health. 

The full application is due by August 15th. This Statement of Interest form must be submitted at least 30 days prior to the grant deadline. Once your form is submitted, you will be connected with a conservation specialist at Tualatin SWCD who can provide technical input. You will be provided with a link to the full application after you have been paired with a staff member. Projects funded by the TREE program must be completed within 36 months. Funds are provided on a reimbursement basis. 

Eligible applicants include non-profit organizations, educational institutions, Native American tribes, government agencies, and for-profit organizations.

Full grant guidelines can be found here. You can preview the application questions at the end of the guidelines document. 

The Tualatin Soil and Water Conservation District’s Conservation Education Grant program awards grants up to $20,000 to support conservation education efforts within Washington County, Oregon. 

Proposed projects must demonstrate a clear public benefit related to environmental and conservation education programs or activities for youth, families, or adults. The goal of the Conservation Education Grant Program is to support efforts to connect people to their watershed and raise awareness of natural resources and conservation.

Projects funded by the Conservation Education Grant program must be completed within 24 months. Funds are provided on a reimbursement basis. In special cases, funds may be provided upfront. Tualatin SWCD will work with applicants to determine a funding plan that reduces any financial barriers to project implementation. Applicants must provide 10% match for all awarded projects.

Eligible applicants include: educational institutions, non-profit organizations, Native American tribes, and government agencies. 

Full grant guidelines can be viewed here. Applications are due August 15th of each year.

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