ORS 541.397¹
Watershed Improvement Grant Fund
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(1) The Watershed Improvement Grant Fund is established separate and distinct from the General Fund. The Watershed Improvement Grant Fund shall consist of all moneys placed in the fund as provided by law. All moneys in the Watershed Improvement Grant Fund are continuously appropriated to fund watershed improvement grants described in ORS 541.399 (Purpose of grants from Watershed Improvement Grant Fund) and 541.401 (Criteria for project receiving moneys from Watershed Improvement Grant Fund). Interest accruing to the Watershed Improvement Grant Fund shall be credited to the Restoration and Protection Research Fund created under ORS 541.378 (Restoration and Protection Research Fund). Funds appropriated and not expended by the completion of a biennium shall remain in the Watershed Improvement Grant Fund.

(2) The Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board created under ORS 541.360 (Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board) shall administer the Watershed Improvement Grant Fund and provide grants from the fund for the purposes described in ORS 541.399 (Purpose of grants from Watershed Improvement Grant Fund) and 541.401 (Criteria for project receiving moneys from Watershed Improvement Grant Fund) in the manner described under ORS 541.399 (Purpose of grants from Watershed Improvement Grant Fund) and 541.401 (Criteria for project receiving moneys from Watershed Improvement Grant Fund).

(3) In addition to the funds made available for the purposes of ORS 541.351 (Definitions for ORS 541.351 to 541.415) to 541.415 (Oregon Plan for Salmon and Watersheds Legal Fund) under ORS 541.399 (Purpose of grants from Watershed Improvement Grant Fund), the board also may accept gifts and grants from any public or private source for the purpose of providing the grants described in subsection (2) of this section. [1997 c.8 §4; 1999 c.1026 §15b]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 541—Watershed Enhancement and Protection; Water Development Projects; Miscellaneous Provisions on Water Rights; Stewardship Agreements, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­Archive/­2007ors541.­pdf (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
 
2 OregonLaws.org contains the con­tents of Volume 21 of the ORS, inserted along­side the per­tin­ent statutes. See the preface to the ORS An­no­ta­tions for more information.
 
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