Financial assistance

We provide an array of financial support options to help customers implement conservation practices. These financial resources are authorized when (a) the Clackamas Soil and Water Conservation District budget includes appropriations for financial support, (b) the project will benefit Oregon’s natural resources, and (c) technical assistance has been provided by us to the landowner.

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Financial help for conservation

Financial ProgramGrant or LoanDollar LimitPercentage by DistrictPercentage by Landowner
Dollars on the Ground (DOG)Grant$10,00050%50%
Grant+LoanGrant plus LoanGrant: up to $10,000
Loan: maximum not set
Grant portion: 50%
Loan portion: not set
50% including repayment of loan
Irrigation or Manure Composing/StorageGrant plus LoanGrant: up to $50,000
Loan: maximum not set
Grant portion: 33%
Loan portion: 33%
33% plus repayment of loan
Water Quality Small GrantGrant$2,500100% if water quality benefit0%
Targeted Weed Control ServicesGrant$2,500100% payment to CSWCD contractor to treat targeted weeds0%, may require landowner to monitor site
Design/Consultation Small GrantGrant$2,500100% if leads to implementation of conservation practice0%
Residential Septic System Repair LoanLoan$25,0000% - Loan is for repair or replacement of failing residential onsite septic systems in Clackamas River watershed100% (repayment of loan)
Low-interest LoanLoanNot set0% - Loan is for installation of conservation practice or purchase of conservation-related equipment100% (repayment of loan)