Apply for an AWPP Grant!
If you are experiencing ongoing losses or have lost livestock/crops/property in the last 60 days you may qualify to apply for an emergency grant. Please see our FAQ Page for information about applying for emergency funds.
Please contact Sheanna Steingass at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 541-766-6293 if you are seeking emergency support.
The Benton County Agriculture and Wildlife Protection Program (AWPP) funds a merit-based, cost share, reimbursement grant program for farmers in Benton County.
Agricultural operations of any size in Benton County that wish to prevent conflicts with wildlife may qualify for up to $5,000 in reimbursement grant funds for the purchase of proactive non-lethal wildlife deterrents to protect livestock and crops. Individuals experiencing conflicts with beavers may also qualify for grant funds for the purchase of deterrents to protect trees or prevent flooding.
The AWPP grant program requires an application for non-lethal wildlife deterrent reimbursement funds. Applications are accepted starting October 1 and must be received by November 30th at 11:59 PM.
All grant applications will be evaluated by county officials and a grant review committee. Successful applicants will be notified of award during the first week of January. Successful applicants may then purchase the approved deterrents and submit a reimbursement request form and receipts to the county office. A check for up to the amount awarded in the name of the applicant is then issued. Checks in the name of the applicant are issued after deterrents are installed. A site visit by County staff will occur to confirm installation. Successful applicants are required to keep project records, report conflicts, evaluate their project, and abide by program restrictions.
How Much Grant Funding is Available?
The AWPP includes $40,000 for the cost share reimbursement grant program for the 2021-23 biennium:
- $35,000 for proactive livestock and crop protection; and
- $5,000 for emergency grants
- Each applicant may request up to $5,000 in reimbursement grant funds.
Typically, the majority of funds are awarded within the first year of the biennium. If program participation is high, partial awards may be necessary based on fund availability.
Those wishing to apply for AWPP Emergency Grants (up to $5,000) for may do so year-round.
Please visit our FAQ's Page for other common questions on AWPP grants before you apply!
AWPP Grant Application Guide [PDF] This document includes important guidance and information to ensure the success of your application.
AWPP Grant Application Form 2023 [PDF] If you are applying for an emergency grant you will also complete this form.
AWPP Grant Application Additional Site Form 2022 [PDF] Please use this form if you plan to apply deterrents at more than one location.
Please download and complete the appropriate form(s) and email to: email@example.com
Blank form(s) may also be printed, completed, and mailed to:
Benton County AWPP
360 SW Avery Ave
Corvallis, OR 97333
If you have a question regarding non-lethal wildlife deterrents, our granting process, or anything else related to the Program, please use the contact form below or send an email to the Benton County AWPP at: firstname.lastname@example.org