Cost Share/Grants

Funding for Soil and Water Conservation Districts is available from a variety of sources. Currently the District is working with the Oregon Department of Agriculture and the OWEB Small Grants Program.

Please contact Tammy Harty, Deschutes SWCD, with questions concerning any of these programs - 541.923-2204 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Certified Weed Free Forage Program

  • - A FREE certificate of inspection will be completed and given to the applicant for each field inspected found free of noxious weeds.

Vegetation Cost Share Program

  • - Deschutes County provides financial assistance to fight the growth of weeds to private individuals with 2-10 acre parcels of land.
  • - Ed Keith (541-322-7117) (541-408-8862)
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Central Electric Conservation Programs

  • - Central Electric can help you save your energy dollars and improve operating performance with their cash discount programs. Programs for owners of homes, businesses, and irrigation systems.

The Natural Resources Division of the Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA) provides support to all SWCD's in the State of Oregon. The ODA assists in the coordination of various programs of the districts and keeps the director informed of activities in other areas of the state to develop collaboration and cooperation among districts.

The ODA provides administrative grant assistance, assists with district funding strategies and is responsible for reviewing all projects, practices, budgets, contract or regulations of the district. ODA maintains a web resource center for the District at the

OWEB Small Grants Programs:

The Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board small grant programs support projects designed to improve water quality, water quantity, and fish and wildlife habitat. funding awards will be based on local priority resource concerns, habitat values, and watershed functions. The goal is to encourage landowner participation in watershed improvements by implementing technically sound and economically feasible practices that benefit watershed health across all land uses.

A "small grant" is classified as a grant awarded for an eligible watershed restoration project for up to 75% of the project cost, with OWEB covering costs up to but not exceeding $10,000.00.