The Partners in Conservation (PIC) program provides funding to support conservation projects and conservation education in the District. In order to be eligible for funding, projects or events must be located within the District service area (all Multnomah County east of the Willamette River) or serve its residents, and fit one or more of the following categories: soil erosion prevention/control, soil health, environmental education, water quality, water conservation, watershed health or habitat restoration.
Apply for a PIC or PIC Plus grant!
Visit the Forms page to download guidelines and application forms for the 2016 grant cycle. Applications for the Partners in Conservation (PIC) grant are due by December 15th this year.
Eligible applicants include:
- Nonprofit organizations (501(c)(3) status is not required if there is a qualified fiscal agent)
- Educational institutions
- Government agencies
- Native American tribes
Examples of projects eligible for funding include:
- On-the-ground conservation or restoration projects
- Sustainable agriculture or gardening projects
- Engineering of a conservation project
- Pollution prevention projects
- Sustainable stormwater management projects
- Monitoring projects
- Environmental education of youth and/or adults.
For more information, visit the EMSWCD Website.