Apply for a Community Watershed Stewardship Program Grant

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If you have a project that benefits your community and the environment, you can apply for a Community Watershed Stewardship Program (CWSP) grant of up to $12,000. The two-page pre-application for projects is due April 1, 2022 by 4 p.m.

After submitting a pre-application, you'll receive notification in April as to whether your project is invited to submit a full application. Full applications are due June 3, 2022.

Applying for a CWSP grant is a two-stage process: 

Step 1. Submit a pre-application. A grant review committee reviews the pre-applications and selects applicants to complete full applications.

Step 2. If selected, CWSP coordinators then invite selected applicants to submit a full application.

Step 1. Pre-Application

Download and complete the pre-application form (available in both PDF and Word formats).

We're Here to Help

CWSP is committed to supporting applicants throughout the process, so don’t let limited grant-writing or environmental experience stop you from applying. Call or email us for assistance with the application process. Find contact information for the CWSP coordinators on this page.

Submit Pre-Application

Pre-application forms are due Friday, April 1, 2022.

  • By mail:
    Community Watershed Stewardship Program
    City of Portland Environmental Services
    Attn: CWSP Coordinator
    1120 SW 5th Avenue, Suite 613
    Portland, OR 97204
  • By email to the CWSP coordinator.

CWSP coordinators will notify applicants from the pre-application phase of their eligibility to participate in the full application process in June.

Step 2. Full Application

Download and complete the full application form (available in both PDF and Word formats).

Additional Forms

The CWSP Full Application Checklist will help you make sure you have prepared and submitted all the needed grant application materials.

Use the CWSP Grant Budget Form (MS Excel required) to help prepare your budget.

Budget Guidance

Use these average costs to help you in your budgeting.

Estimated Dollar Value of Donations

  • Youth Volunteers – $12.50/hour
  • Adult Volunteers – $25/hour
  • Professional Volunteers – Customary and dependent on the type of service
  • Project Coordinator – Customary

Reference the sample application for help in preparing your own application. 

Submit Full Application

Full applications are due Friday, June 3, 2022.

  • By mail:
    Community Watershed Stewardship Program
    City of Portland Environmental Services
    Attn: CWSP Coordinator
    1120 SW 5th Avenue, Suite 613
    Portland, OR 97204
  • By email to the CWSP coordinator.