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Land and Water Conservation Fund Grant: More Information
Project Selection
The Oregon Outdoor Recreation Committee prioritizes grant applications by compliance (i.e. past performance and accessibility), readiness to proceed, partnerships, Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP), local needs and benefits, site suitability, fiscal considerations, and public involvement.

Recent Awards
On May 20, 2010, the OPRD Commission approved the Oregon Outdoor Recreation Committee's recommendation and awarded $507,114 in federal Land and Water Conservation Fund grants.

The committee met on April 13, 2010, and prioritized 11 grant applications for funding based on local need/benefit, planning and public involvement, design (with emphasis on sustainability and accessibility), and funding sources.
Project Sponsor
City of Hermiston
Orchard Park Development & Rehabilitation
City of Aumsville
Mill Creek Park and Porter-Boone Park Development & Rehabilitation
City of Lebanon
North Shore Trail Couplet Development
City of Hillsboro
Shute Park Renovation II Development
City of Woodburn
Wyffels Park Development
City of Corvallis
Central Park Plaza Rehabilitation
Sunset Empire (Seaside Park & Recreation District
Seaside High School Tennis Court Rehabilitation
City of Silverton
Pioneer Park Development

Manuals and Forms
In order to streamline the grant application process, the LWCF Program has moved to an online grant application. This system has been designed to make the grant application more efficient.

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2014 LWCF Application


2014 LWCF Manual [ PDF ]

Online Application Instructions [ PDF ]

2013-2017  Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP)   [ PDF ] 6.38MB

Pre-Application Letter of Intent Worksheet [Word]

Application Worksheet-Development or Rehabilitation [Word]

Application Worksheet-Acquisition [Word]

Application Worksheet-
Acquisition & Development [Word]

Preliminary PD/ESF [Word]

Land Use Compatibility Statement form [ Word ]

State Natural Resource Agency Review Form [ Word ]

Project Sponsor Certification [ Word ]
Reimbursement Request Form [ XLS ] 
Donated Materials and Supplies Record [ Word ]  

Donated Equipment Record [ Word ] 

Volunteer or Donated Labor Timesheet [ Word ] 
Federal LWCF Grant Manual and Forms
Manual [ PDF ]
PD/ESF [ Word ]
Certifications Regarding Debarment, Suspension, and Other Responsibility Matters, Drug-Free Workplace Requirements and Lobbying [ PDF ]

Important Info
  •  Century Park
     Century Park
    Maps must be to scale, or show actual dimensions;  show all existing facilities, easements, utilities, and new facilities proposed in application; should be color-coded for ease of understanding; will be reviewed by the Oregon Outdoor Recreation Committee (OORC) prior to your schedule presentation. The project boundary map must clearly delineate the park boundary, which is subject to the conversion provisions of Section 6(f)(3) of the LWCF Act.
  • Overhead utility lines constitute a major detraction from the natural quality of outdoor recreation areas and must be eliminated where possible. Reasonable steps must be taken to ensure the burial, screening or relocation of overhead lines, where lines visibly intrude on the site’s character. All new electrical wires under 15KV, and telephone wires, must be placed underground. If existing lines cannot be removed, rerouted, or buried, please explain in the program narrative and environmental assessment.
  • All project sponsors will be assessed an administrative fee for an approved project.
  • Within one year after project approval, project sponsor must have contracts awarded and/or have completed at least 25 percent of the project.
  • No project may begin without authorization from OPRD through a signed State/Local Agreement.
  • Projects that do not receive funding may be revised and submitted in another grant cycle.
  • Project areas and facilities must remain open for public outdoor recreation use in perpetuity. Areas and facilities funded with LWCF assistance in the past must be in compliance with the LWCF program guidelines. LWCF acknowledgement signs must be posted on the site.
  • LWCF acknowledgement signs are available upon request.

Staff Contact
Oregon Parks and Recreation Department
Land and Water Conservation Fund Grants Program
725 Summer St. NE, Suite C
Salem, OR 97301 

Michele Scalise 
LWCF Grants Program Coordinator
Voice: 503-986-0708
Fax: 503-986-0794

For additional information on federal land and water conservation funds, visit the National Park Service website at:  http://www.nps.gov/ncrc/programs/lwcf/pub.htm 

When to Apply


Who is Eligible?

Who can Apply
Project Guidelines
Match Criteria
Application Contents
SCORP And Grants
Sustainable Projects

Land and Water Conservation Fund Grants