Foundation / Corporation
Okanagan Basin Water Board (OBWB)
02/26/21 4:00 PM PT Receipt
Grants of up to $30,000 to British Columbia community and nonprofit organizations, local agencies, and irrigation or improvement districts in eligible locations for collaborative projects to conserve water and improve water quality. Applicants are advised to obtain required local government approval well in advance of the deadline. Applicants must be located in the Okanagan Valley Region.
Each year the Water Board announces an annual theme, prioritizing funding for projects that address current issues or gaps. Applications that address the annual theme can receive up to 10 bonus points during the selection process.
This year the theme is ‘water security,’ encouraging projects that reduce water pollution, protect or restore natural assets (e.g. wetlands) that provide water quality or quantity benefits, or reduce the occurrence of water advisories in drinking water systems.
The OBWB recognizes the importance of enabling projects that enhance water quality and conserve water quantity in the Okanagan Valley. This program is intended to:
To encourage projects that are inter-jurisdictional in scope, enhance partnerships, and reflect the nature of our shared water in the valley, funding will be provided to projects with the most merit according to the OBWB board-approved scoring criteria, regardless of location.
Eligible projects must:
Eligible Activities: https://www.obwb.ca/newsite/wp-content/uploads/2020_wcqi_program_guide_v2.pdf#page=4
GrantWatch ID#: 167455
Successful projects will receive between $3,000 and $30,000. (Maximum $30,000 per project, even with multiple partnering organizations.) In many cases, partial OBWB funding may be awarded to a project.
The OBWB asks that projects be completed by March 31, 2021.
Multi-year projects are eligible for funding, but a new application must be submitted for each year of additional funding, and ongoing funding is not guaranteed.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Please submit completed applications by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
or by mail to:
Okanagan Basin Water Board
WCQI Grant Program
1450 KLO Rd
Kelowna, B.C. V1W 3Z4
For more information, please contact the Operations and Grants Manager at 250-469-6270 or email@example.com.
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