Implementation Focused Investment Partnerships (FIP) Program Application Available for 2021-2023 Solicitation

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The Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board is pleased to announce that the 2021-2023 Implementation Focused Investment Partnership (FIP) application is now available.

Implementation FIP Program

Implementation FIP funding supports partnerships pursuing conservation initiatives by providing up to $12 million over 3 biennia (6 years). The board has not yet deliberated on the 2021-2023 spending plan, but based on the board’s current spending plan, OWEB expects to have up to $7 million available for Implementation FIPs next biennium and award 2-3 new initiatives in the 2021-2023 biennium.

A Focused Investment Partnership initiative is an OWEB investment that:

  • Addresses a board-identified Focused Investment priority of significance to the state;
  • Achieves clear and measurable ecological outcomes;
  • Uses integrated, results-oriented approaches as identified through a strategic action plan;
  • Is implemented by a high-performing partnership with a formal decision-making process.

In October 2019 and January 2020, the OWEB Board updated details of the Focused Investment priorities of significance to the State, including the aquatic habitat for native fish species, coastal estuaries, Oregon Coast Coho habitat and populations, and dry-type forest habitat priorities. Please view the priorities on the Focused Investment Partnership webpage.

Application Information

All partnerships interested in submitting an Implementation FIP grant application are required to participate in a pre-application consultation with OWEB staff.

  • Consultations  will occur March 1 – April 30, 2020.
  • A draft map of the initiative geography and list of partners are required prior to consultation.
  • Consultations can be scheduled by contacting Kristi Primley at 503-986-0202 or

Applications with attachments must be emailed to by Tuesday, June 30, 2020 at 5pm. Late applications will not be accepted. Additional submission details can be found in the ‘Instructions’ section of the application.

More Information

An informational webinar will be held February 20, 2020, 10am – 11:30am during which staff will describe the Implementation FIP program and answer your questions.

Please contact a Focused Investment Partnerships Coordinator for additional information and assistance.

Andrew Dutterer,, 503-986-0034

Leah Tai,, 503-986-0177