Grant Young Memorial Planning Assistance Grants
These grants are limited awards given to small cities with less than 2,500 people, and counties with less than 15,000. The community services division alerts local governments when they qualify for an award. No application is needed. Unused funds, if any, may be moved to other grant programs.
Columbia River Gorge Grants
These grants are available for Hood River, Wasco and Multnomah counties only, to aid planning activities specifically linked to the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area Plan.
Periodic Review Grants
This grant program awards communities with funds to complete tasks associated with their
periodic review work program. The work program must have been started in the last 7 years (since 2007). The awards are not competitive, but an application is required. Contact a
DLCD Regional Representative for details about application requirements and schedule/deadlines.
Dispute Resolution Grants
The Dispute Resolution grants are dedicated funds to help parties in land use and planning disputes before the Land Use Board of Appeals. This grant program is administered by the Oregon Consensus program at Portland State University. The total amount awarded for this program for 2019-2021 is $20,000.
For more information about these mediation services, please visit the
Oregon Consensus website.
Other Grant Programs at DLCD
The Transportation and Growth Management Program and the Oregon Coastal Management Program also administer grant programs for Oregon communities. Both grant programs fund land use planning projects and are dependent on state and federal funds. Go to the program webpages linked below to learn more.
Transportation and Growth Management – Transportation Grants
Oregon Coastal Management Program – Coastal Grants
House Bill 2001 and House Bill 2003 Request for Assistance
With House Bills 2001 and House Bills 2003 passed in the 2019 Legislative Session and signed into Law by Governor Brown in August, 2019, the Legislature provided funds for local governments to begin to implement these bills. Please find specifics on each bill and the process to indicate a community’s interest in applying for some of these funds below.
DLCD is to administer the allocation of $3.5M in assistance monies to local governments in implementing two aspects of House Bill 2001 to help ensure more housing choice in cities over 10,000, Metro cities over 1,000, and urbanized portions of Metro counties. Funds may be requested for code updates and infrastructure-based time extension request.
Please see the attached
cover memo and Request for Assistance (RFA) form that must be signed by an elected official and returned to DLCD by March 13, 2020 if you would like to communicate your interest in utilizing some of these funds. We do expect there will be more demand for funding that the legislature appropriated, but do not let that hold you back from indicating your interest.
DLCD was appropriated $1M to distribute to local governments for the purposes of completing housing needs analyses and housing production strategies. As written in the bill, DLCD may only grant money to cities with a population greater than 10,000 – the cities that must complete housing needs analyses and housing production strategies under the provisions of HB 2003. However, DLCD is requesting that the Legislature, at its February 2020 session, allow granting of these monies for housing needs analyses in smaller cities as well as for the development of housing implementation plans. If the Legislature makes this change, the department wants to be ready with potential projects to consider for allocation of grant funds.
Please see the attached
cover memo and
Request for Assistance (RFA) form that must be signed by an elected official and returned to DLCD by March 13, 2020 if you would like to communicate your interest in utilizing some of these funds. We do expect there will be more demand for funding that the legislature appropriated, but do not let that hold you back from indicating your interest.
If you have questions about the project, please contact Kevin Young, DLCD Senior Urban Planner at 503-934-0030 or
DLCD Grant Info and Opportunities Overview
Grants Advisory Committee
DLCD General Fund Grants Awarded, 2015-17
Grant Programs Report from LCDC meeting of May 2016