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Grant Planning, Application & Adminstration

Use the following documents to guide your grant planning,
writing, and administration to ensure your grant project is
a success.  

-> OPRD GrantsOnline System

-> OPRD GrantsOnline Troubleshooting

-> Sample Finance Page - What we want submitted

-> 2013-15 Grant Requirement Manual
-> Grant Administration At A Glance 
-> Grant FAQs 



 Online Grant Application Webinar



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CLG Grant Program

The Certified Local Government (CLG) program offers matching grants to cities and counties that have been "certified" as historic preservation partners with both the state and the federal governments.  These grants can be used for a wide-range of preservation projects, including National Register nominations, historic resource surveys, preservation education, preservation code development, building restoration, and preservation planning. Between roughly $65,000 - $200,000 is available per year, depending on federal allocation and state priorities.
Application Deadline: Submitted February 28, 2014 
Your local government must be a CLG to apply, contact the coordinator for more information. 
-> 2013CLG Grant Awards  
Kuri Gill
CLG Coordinator
Phone: (503) 986-0685
Email: kuri.gill@oregon.gov 

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Heritage Grant Program

The Oregon Heritage Commission administers the Heritage Grant Program, which provides matching grants to non-profit organizations, federal recognized tribal governments and local governments for projects that conserve, develop or interpret Oregon’s heritage. Currently, $200,000 per biennium is available.
Note: Applications are submitted through an online website.

Application Deadline: Fall, 2015 
(only awarded once per biennium, next opportunity fall 2015) 
-> 2013-15 Heritage Grant Information

-> Oregon Heritage Grant Online Instructions

-> OPRD Grants Online Program 
Kyle Jansson
Heritage Commission Coordinator
Phone: (503) 986-0673
Email: kyle.jansson@oregon.gov

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Historic Cemetery Grant Program

Help has arrived for historic cemeteries! The Oregon Commission on Historic Cemeteries (OCHC) offers Historic Cemetery Grants to provide financial assistance in the following general categories: Protection and Security, Restoration and Preservation, Education and Training, Research and Interpretation. Eligible projects may include, but aren’t limited to: security needs, training, conservation of historic elements such as curbs, markers, etc., documentation and mapping, signage, landscape restoration and planning.
Note: Applications will now be submitted through an online website.

Application Deadline: 

  • March 31, 2014 - Online application will be open in January

-> 2013-15 Historic Cemeteries Grant Information 
-> 2013-15 Historic Cemeteries Grant Online Instructions

-> OPRD Grants Online Program

-> Featured Historic Cemetery Grant Projects 
-> 2011-12 Historic Cemetery Grant Projects 
-> 2010-11 Historic Cemetery Grant Projects  
Kuri Gill
Historic Cemetery Grant Program Coordinator
Phone: (503) 986-0685
Email: kuri.gill@oregon.gov

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Museum Grant Program

The Oregon Heritage Commission offers matching grants to public and non-profit heritage museums that meet certain qualifications. The grants support Oregon museums in projects for the collection and management of heritage collections, for heritage-related tourism, and heritage education and interpretations. Currently, $100,000 per biennium is available.
Note: Applications are submitted through an online website. Application Deadline:

April 30, 2014  
Online application will be open in January  

-> 2013-15 Museum Grant Information

-> 2013-15 Museum Grant Online Instructions

-> OPRD Grants Online Program

-> 2011 Museum Grant Recipients   
Kyle Jansson
Heritage Commission Coordinator
Phone: (503) 986-0673
Email: kyle.jansson@oregon.gov

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Preserving Oregon


The State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) offers matching grants for rehabilitation work that supports the preservation of historic resources listed in the National Register of Historic Places or for significant work contributing toward identifying, preserving and/or interpreting archaeological sites. Currently, $250,000 per biennium is available, and grant funds may be awarded for amounts up to $20,000.
Letter of Intent to apply is REQUIRED.

Grant Deadlines:

1st CYCLE - Ended


Letter of Intent Deadline: April 9, 2014 (online application available in January)

Application Deadline: April 30, 2014

A pre-application submission and site visit is required. If you are interested in applying, submit a letter in interest through the OPRD Grants Online Program.

Once you have submitted a letter of interest, you will be contacted to discuss the project and to perhaps schedule a site visit. You will receive email notification when you have approval to submit an application. The application will be submitted through the same online program.

Please review the grant information and the online application instructions below before submitting your letter of interest.
-> 2013-15 Preserving Oregon Grant Information 
-> 2013-15 Preserving Oregon Grant Online Application Instructions
-> OPRD Grants Online
-> 2011 Preserving Oregon Grant Recipients  
Preserving Oregon Grant Application and Historic Property Project Questions
Kuri Gill
Grants and Outreach Coordinator
Phone: (503) 986-0685
Email: kuri.gill@oregon.gov 
Archaeological Project Questions
Dennis Griffin
State Archaeologist
Phone: (503) 986-0674
Email: dennis.griffin@oregon.gov 

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Veterans and War Memorials Grant

Matching grants offered to restore and build veterans and war memorials.

Learn more!

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Recreation Grants

Oregon Parks and Recreation offers several grants programs for parks and trails.

Check out the program!

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Diamonds in the Rough Grant Program

DIAMONDS IN THE ROUGH grants are to restore or reconstruct the facades of buildings that have been heavily altered over the years. The purpose is to return them to their historic appearance and potentially qualify them for historic register designation (local or national). These grants are part of the SHPO's Preserving Oregon Grant Program for the 2013-15 biennium. Grants may be awarded up to $20,000.
Note: Applications will now be submitted through an online website.
Application Deadline: March 31, 2014
Kuri Gill
Grants and Outreach Coordinator
Phone: (503) 986-0685
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