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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

-> Grant Writing Tips

-> 2013-15 Grant Requirement Manual

-> 2015-17 Grant Requirement Manual 

-> Grant Administration At A Glance  
 
-> Grant FAQs 

 

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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. 

Application Deadline: September 30, 2015 
(only awarded once per biennium)

 
-> 2015-17 Heritage Grant Information

-> Oregon Heritage Grant Online Instructions

-> OPRD Grants Online Program 
  
-> 2013 Heritage Grant Awardees

 
Contact:
 
Kyle Jansson
Heritage Commission Coordinator
Phone: (503) 986-0673
Email: kyle.jansson@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.
 
Application Deadline: Spring 2016

Applications will be available in January. Use the information below for planning purposes, we don't expect major changes for next year.


-> 2015 Museum Grant Information

-> 2015 Museum Grant Online Instructions

-> OPRD Grants Online Program

-> 2014 Oregon Museum Grant Awards  
  
 
Contact:
 
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. 

Application Deadline: Spring 2016

Applications will be available in January. The information below is from the last cycle, but can be useful for planning.

-> 2015 Historic Cemeteries Grant Information
 
-> 2015 Historic Cemeteries Grant Online Instructions

-> OPRD Grants Online Program
 
-> 2014 Historic Cemetery Grant Awards  
  
 
Contact:
 
Kuri Gill
Historic Cemetery Grant Program Coordinator
Phone: (503) 986-0685
Email: kuri.gill@oregon.gov

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Preserving Oregon

PRESERVING OREGON GRANT

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.

Letter of Intent Deadline: Spring 2016

Application Deadline: Spring 2016

Application will be open in January. Use the information below for planning purposes, we don't expect major changes next year.

A pre-application letter of intent submission and possible site visit is required. If you are interested in applying, submit a letter in interest by creating an application on the OPRD Grants Online Program.

Once you have submitted a letter of intent, 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 intent.
 
-> 2015 Preserving Oregon Grant Information 
-> 2015 Preserving Oregon Grant Online Application Instructions
-> OPRD Grants Online
 
-> 2014 Preserving Oregon Grant Awards  
 
Contacts
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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Diamonds in the Rough Grant Program

DIAMONDS IN THE ROUGH GRANT
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.
 
Application Deadline: Spring 2016
 
Applications will open in January. Use the information below for planning purposes. We don't expect major changes for next year.
 
 
 
 
Contact
Kuri Gill
Grants and Outreach Coordinator
Phone: (503) 986-0685
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Veterans and War Memorials Grant

The Veterans’ and War Memorials Grant Program was created and established to provide funding assistance to local governments for the construction and restoration of veterans’ and war memorials.  The program will help honor Oregon’s soldiers and veterans by commemorating their service to the country. 

 

Application Deadline: December 15, 2015

Applications will be available in October. The information below is from the last cycle, but can be useful for planning.

-> 2015 Veterans and War Memorial Grant Information

-> Online Application Instructions

-> Veteran and War Memorial Grant Manual

-> Access online application site

 

Contact: 
Kuri Gill 
Grants and Outreach Coordinator
Phone: (503) 986-0685
Email: kuri.gill@oregon.gov

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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 26, 2016 
  
Your local government must be a CLG to apply, contact the coordinator for more information. 
   

-> CLG Grant Awards

Contact: 
Kuri Gill
CLG Coordinator
Phone: (503) 986-0685
Email: kuri.gill@oregon.gov 

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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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