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County Opportunity Grants: Who is Eligible?
Who can Apply

  •  Restrooms
    All Oregon counties that own property outright or have a long-term lease (20 years or more).
  • County property operated by other public entities with interagency agreements.
  • Counties with no park system and fewer than 30,000 residents can apply to develop or improve campgrounds within or adjacent to fairgrounds.

Project Guidelines
Acquisition – Acquiring property for public camping facilities, including new areas or additions to existing parks.

 Playground equipment
Development – Developing new campgrounds, adding onto existing campgrounds or developing new support facilities such as restrooms, parking lots, landscaping, and sewer/water/electrical systems. Potential projects include building picnic facilities, playground areas, trails and other facilities that enhance an overnight camping experience.
Rehabilitation – Rehabilitating grounds or structures to meet the access requirements of the  Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. Potential projects include remodeling restrooms and shower facilities, campsites and replacing sewer/water/electrical systems in overnight campgrounds.
Planning – Planning for future development of overnight camping facilities, including feasibility studies and park master plans.
Facilities where recreation is a secondary function are ineligible. This includes projects related to courthouse grounds, fairgrounds, ports, and museum grounds.

Match Criteria
  • Counties with fewer than 30,000 residents require a 25% local match.
  • Counties with more than 30,000 residents require a 50% local match.
  • Local matches include local budget funds, federal revenue sharing funds, local agency labor or equipment, other grants, donations of land, labor, equipment, or any combination of the above.

Sustainable Projects
Sustainability means using, developing, and protecting resources in a manner that enables people to meet current needs and provides that future generations can also meet future needs, from the joint perspective of environmental, economic and community objectives.

For more information on making your project sustainable, click on one of the following:

When to Apply

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