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Apply for a native plant mini-grant

Mini-grants are available from the Community Watershed Stewardship Program (CWSP). These grants provide gift certificates for native plants that benefit the watershed. They are available to community groups or individuals. We accept and review applications year-round. Download the application here.

The one-page form will take 10-15 minutes to complete.

  1. Review eligibility

    All project sites must be located within the City of Portland to be eligible.

    COMMUNITY GROUPS

    Community groups (public and private non-profits) are eligible for maximum mini-grants of $500. Projects must meet these criteria: 

    • Be volunteer oriented 
    • Use plantings native to the Willamette Valley 
    • Provide community benefit 
    • Have high visibility 
    • Projects that take the place of required mitigation or penalty payments are not eligible for funding

    PRIVATE LANDOWNERS

    Private landowners are eligible for maximum mini-grants of $50. Preference will be given to first time applicants. Projects must meet these criteria: 

    • Plantings native to the area 
    • Project is already making progress (invasive removal, volunteering with local nature groups) 
    • Project is on streamside property or a completed stormwater project 
    • Plants are part of a larger restoration process 
    • Project has a commitment to education or naturescaping 
    • Projects that take the place of required mitigation or penalty payments are not eligible for funding
  2. Complete form

  3. Email form

    Please attach a planting plan or detailed plant list with your completed application. Email to: 

  4. Need help?

    If you have questions, please call the CWSP Coordinator.