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County Opportunity Grants: More Information
Project Selection
Grant applications are reviewed by grants staff and then forwarded to the seven-member County Parks Assistance Advisory Committee for evaluation.  Project sponsors are asked to make a presentation to the Advisory Committee, after which the Committee scores the projects and establishes a priority of funding list.  The priority list is then passed on to the OPRD Commission for final funding approval.

Recent Awards
 
On November 21, 2011, the County Parks Assistance Advisory Committee reviewed and prioritized ten grant applications for funding based on local need and benefit, planning and public involvement, design (with emphasis on sustainability and accessibility), and funding sources.
 
On January 25, 2012, the OPRD Commission approved the Committee’s recommendation to award eight counties a total of $512,172 in County Opportunity Grants.
 
 
 
 
2011 County Opportunity Grant Awards
Project Sponsor
Project Name
Description of Project
Total Project Cost
Grant Award
Benton County
Salmonberry Campground
Rehabilitation / Development - Project includes asphalt overlay over old asphalt, installation of electric power to 13 RV sites, and new paving at ADA pad.
$95,290
$47,290
Curry County
Boice-Cope County Park
Development - Project includes security fencing, storage building for equipment and dry firewood, and the addition of 10 new tents sites.
$42,476
$31,850
Jackson County
Willow Lake ADA Restroom & Playground
Rehabilitation - Project will replace outdated restroom with new ADA compliant restroom, install new ADA accessible playground structure.
$305,000
$152,500
Lane County
Harbor Vista Campground
Development - Project will add 6 new full hookup campsites, add sewer hookup to 7 existing sites, connect new sewer lines to city sewer, and add wifi to entire park.
$180,075
$90,037
Lane County
Archie Knowles Campground
Rehabilitation - Project will add new gravel to each driveway and campsite, remove old and install new kiosk and entrance sign, rehabilitate pump house.
$50,000
$25,000
Lincoln County
Brown Memorial Park - Development
Development - Project will be well drilling in search of potable water source for proposed campground.
$10,500
$5,250
Lincoln County
Brown Memorial Park - Planning
Planning - Project will include survey of wetlands, septic approval, roadway access approval and design of proposed campground.
$24,000
$12,000
Linn County
Riverbend Park Development Phase 2
Development - Project will add new ADA accessible Restroom/Shower building, two new vault restroom buildings, and expand waste water system.
$224,024
$112,012
Marion County
Bear Creek Campground
Development - Project includes site clearing, well drilling, new pump house, and installation of electrical service.
$46,133
$20,000
Metro  (Multnomah County)
Oxbow Park
Rehabilitation / Development - Project includes new asphalt paving over gravel roads, new asphalt overlay over old asphalt, and new sewer line to host site.
$32,465
$16,233
 
 
Totals
$1,009,963
$512,172

Past Awards
On November 9, 2010, the County Parks Assistance Advisory Committee reviewed and prioritized eight grant applications for funding based on local need and benefit, planning and public involvement, design (with emphasis on sustainability and accessibility), and funding sources.
 
On January 26, 2011, the OPRD Commission approved the Committee’s recommendation to award seven counties a total of $700,862 in County Opportunity Grants.
 
 
 
2010 County Opportunity Grant Awards
 
Project 
Sponsor
 
 Project Name
 Total Project
Cost
Grant
Award
 Baker
 County
 
 Holcomb Park Development
 
$150,000 
 
 $100,000 
 Coos
 County
 Riley Ranch Phase 3, Restroom #2
 
$400,000 
 
$200,000 
 Lane
 County
 Armitage Park Campground Restroom & Facilities
 
$330,000 
 
$160,250 
 Lincoln
 County
 Morgan Park Water System  Improvements
 
$9,200 
 
$4,600 
 Lincoln
 County
 Moonshine Park Septic & Water System Improvements
 
$7,750 
 
$3,875 
 Sherman  
 County
 
 Sherman Co RV Park Restroom
 
$116,750 
 
$87,563 
 Wasco
 County
 
 Hunt Park Additional RV Spaces  
 
$204,315 
 
$144,574 
 
  TOTALS
   $1,218,015 
   $700,862 
 
On January 28, 2010, the OPRD Commission approved the County Parks Assistance Advisory Committee recommendation and awarded $625,364 in County Opportunity Grants. On November 5, 2009, the committee prioritized seven grant applications for funding based on local need/benefit, planning and public involvement, design (with emphasis on sustainability and accessibility), and funding sources.
 
 
 
2009 County Opportunity Grant Awards
 
 Project Sponsor
 Project
Award
 
 Baker County
 Holcolm Park Campground Development
 
$150,000 
 Jackson County
 Emigrant Lake Park Restroom
$32,101 
 
 Linn County
 River Bend Park Campground Development
 
$214,981 
 Clackamas County  
 Barton Park Master  Planning
$75,000 
 
 Wasco County
 Hunt Park Campground Development
 
$153,282 
 
TOTAL 
  $625,364 
 

Manuals and Forms

Manual
 
The grant manual includes information about the grants program and explains the types of eligible projects, matching requirements, and the open project selection process.  The following format is viewable, searchable and printable.   
 
PDF   
 

Online Grant Application Instructions
 
These instructions are intended to help applicants navigate the online application process. 
 
PDF 

Application Forms
There are four types of application packets: planning, acquisition, development, and rehabilitation. To apply, fill out the appropriate application packet. Please be advised that the manual may be revised from time to time.

Application worksheet
Use this form as a guide when preparing answers for the Online Application.  Your answers can then be cut and pasted from the Worksheet to the Application.

Use the General Worksheet for Acquisition, Development or Rehabilitation projects.

Use the Planning Worksheet for planning projects.  
  

Pre-Application Worksheet - General

Pre-Application Worksheet - Planning 

Online Application
 
Online Application (this link takes you to OPRD's new online grant application)
          

Forms

Reimbursement Request Form
XLS         

COG Progress Report Form
Word
 
Donated Materials and Supplies Record
Word          

 
Donated Equipment Record
Word           

 
Volunteer or Donated Labor Timesheet 
Word          

Staff Contact
Oregon Parks and Recreation Department
County Opportunity Grants
725 Summer St. NE, Suite C
Salem, OR 97301

Mark Cowan
Grant Program Coordinator
mark.cowan@oregon.gov
Phone: (503) 986-0591
Fax: (503) 986-0793

When to Apply

Schedule
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Who is Eligible?

Who can Apply
Project Guidelines
Match Criteria
Sustainable Projects

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