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The Community Services Division offers grants to empower local and tribal governments to improve planning. The grants can pay to update comprehensive plans, modernize land use ordinances, or augment other planning activities. The general fund grant program, administered by the community services division, is funded by the Oregon legislature. Changes to the grant program can arise based on changes in state priorities, the economy, and other factors. In general, the funding follows the state's two-year budget cycle and is part of DLCD's agency budget.
Local governments can apply for grants by visiting the
Climate-Friendly and Equitable Communities page.
Through the Build Back Better Regional Challenge, the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) awarded the Oregon Mass Timber Coalition (OMTC) $41.4 million to develop and expand Oregon’s emerging Mass Timber industry. This grant is specifically focused on utilizing mass timber products in prefabricated, modular home construction. The Department of Land Conservation and Development (DLCD) is utilizing a portion of the funding through this grant to help cities update and modernize local development codes to encourage the use of mass timber modular housing through the Code-UP project.
The Technical Assistance (TA) grants are competitive awards to local communities that fund projects to update a comprehensive plan, to update local land use ordinances, or other planning compliance projects. The grants must align with the priorities provided in the Grant Allocation Plan.
The following links provide information and application materials for a TA grant:
Applications for a 2023-2025 Technical Assistance grant are due to DLCD by October 2, 2023.
DLCD TA Grant Information Session 1: Monday, August 28th, 10:00 - 11:30amDLCD TA Grant Information Session 2: Wednesday, September 6th, 1:00 - 2:30PMRecording of DLCD TA Grant Information Session 1: Monday, August 28th
DLCD recommends the below equity and inclusion resources to help inform equity aspects of TA Grant applications. For local demographic information about priority populations in your planning area, please consult
In the past this grant program awards communities with funds to complete tasks associated with their
periodic review work program. However, with a reduction of funding in the department’s technical assistance grant program in 2009, the department and commission have not required any local governments to initiate a periodic review program since then. The department encourages local governments to voluntarily initiate periodic review, and will work with those local governments to provide resources to help with those efforts if funds are available. Contact a
DLCD Regional Representative for details about initiating a periodic review program and schedule/deadlines.
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.
Gordon Howard Community Services Division Managergordon.email@example.com Phone: 503-856-6935
Housing Grants Contact:Ethan StuckmayerHousing Services Division Managerethan.firstname.lastname@example.orgPhone: 503-302-0937
DLCD Regional RepresentativesRegional Representatives by Region
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