2021 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 must be received by Friday, July 30, 2021, 5:00 PM. All grant applications will be evaluated by county officials and a grant review committee. Successful applicants will be notified of the amount awarded by September 1, 2021. 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 to mitigate human/beaver conflicts which arise after the grant application deadline. Typically, the majority of funds are awarded within the first year of the biennium. 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:
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.
Blank form(s) may also be printed, completed, and mailed to:
Shea Steingass, Environmental Project Coordinator
Benton County Public Works
360 SW Avery Ave.
Corvallis, OR 97321
You may also fax your printed form(s) to Shea Steingass at: 541-766-6891
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