2020 Grant Application Information
The Benton County Agriculture and Wildlife Protection Program (AWPP) funds a merit-based, cost share, reimbursement grant program.
Agricultural operations 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 will be available on July 7, 2020. Applications must be received by Friday, July 31, 2020, 5:00 PM. All grant applications will be evaluated by county officials. Successful applicants will be notified of the amount awarded by September 1, 2020. 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 within 2 weeks after the reimbursement request has been submitted 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 $16,880.50 for the cost share reimbursement grant program - $11,880.50 for proactive livestock and crop protection and $5,000 to mitigate human/beaver conflicts which arise after the grant application deadline. Each applicant may request up to $5,000 in reimbursement grant funds. If program participation is high, partial awards may be necessary based on fund availability.
Download Grant Program Documents:
Please download and complete the appropriate fillable form(s) below and submit via email to: AWPP@Co.Benton.OR.US
Blank form(s) may also be printed, completed, and mailed to: Jennifer Ward, Natural Resources Coordinator, Benton County Natural Areas & Parks, 360 SW Avery Ave., Corvallis, OR 97321
You may also fax your printed form(s) to Jennifer Ward at: 541-766-6891
Forms for Grant Recipients:
AWPP Record Keeping Form [PDF] - a form for grant recipients to record wildlife conflict and deterrent events.
AWPP Project Evaluation Report Form [PDF] – for non-lethal deterrents grant recipients to evaluate the effectiveness of their non-lethal deterrents project.
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: AWPP@Co.Benton.OR.US