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Grant Planning, Application, Adminstration & Reporting

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

-> OPRD GrantsOnline Instructional Videos

       How to request OPRD GrantsOnline account

       How to navigate the OPRD GrantsOnline system

       How to reset and OPRD GrantsOnline password

       How to add an attachment

       How to complete the financial section of the application

       How enter the latitude longitude in an application

       How to submit a progress report

       How to submit a reimbursement request

-> 2018 Grant Success Workshop

This workshop covers project planning, writing tips and instructions for the online application system. Skip to minute 3:30 to start with project planning. Skip to minute 20:09 for grant writing tips. Skip to minute 37:30 for online application instructions.

-> Sample Finance Page - What we want submitted

-> Grant Writing Tips 

-> Grant Administration At A Glance  

-> OPRD Grants Online Reporting and Reimbursement Instructions - please refer to your specific grant guidlines for additional reporting requirements, these instructions for technical use of the online system.

-> Grant Evaluation and Project Impact Form - this completed form is required with the final grant report.

-> Grant Evaluation and Project Impact Form Example - use this example to fill out the form.

-> Grant FAQs 

-> Check out our Heritage Bulletins for project and grant writing technical assistance. If you have a collections related project you. You might be interested in a Heritage MentorCorps mentor to help you plan your project. For Museum and Heritage grants, use our project checklist to provide needed information in your application.

General Grant Training and Meet the Funders by the Oregon Cultural Trust

Conversations with Funders and Partners begin Wednesday, Feb. 19, in Portland and conclude in Bend on Thursday, March 12. Registration is not required for the Conversations events but is requested for the free 9 a.m. to Noon grant application writing workshops in Coos Bay, Pendleton and Bend (see schedule below for registration links).
 
The full schedule is:
· Portland: 4-7 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 19, Portland Community College (Southeast Campus Community Hall) 2305 SE 82nd Ave.
· Tillamook: 3-6 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 20, Tillamook Library (Hatfield Room), 1716 3rd St.
    Eugene: 11:45 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 26, Eugene Public Library (Bascom-Tykeson Room) 100 W 10th Ave.
· Coos Bay: 1-4 p.m., Friday, Feb. 28, Coos History Museum, 1210 N. Front St. (Note: Preceded by free 9 a.m.-Noon grant application writing workshop, same location. Register for Coos Bay workshop here.)
· Medford: 2:30-5:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 3, Medford Public Library (Adams Room and Large Conference Room), 205 S. Central Ave.
· Salem: 3-6:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 4, United Way Mid-Willamette Valley (Public Meeting Room), 455 Biller Ave. NE.
· Pendleton: 1-4 p.m., Tuesday, March 10, Pendleton Center for the Arts, 214 N. Main St. (Note: Preceded by free 9 a.m.-Noon grant application writing workshop, same location. Register for Pendleton workshop here.)
Bend: 1-4 p.m., Thursday, March 12, At Liberty Arts Collaborative, 849 NW Wall St. (Note: Preceded by free 9 a.m.-Noon grant application writing workshop, same location. Register for Bend workshop here.)

 

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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 2019-2021 biennium. Grants may be awarded up to $20,000. These grants are funded in part by the Oregon Cultural Trust.
 
Application Deadline: May 14, 2020 (11:59p.m.)
 
-> 2020 Diamonds in the Rough Grant Guidelines - Please read these before preparing an application.
-> 2020 Diamonds in the Rough Online Grant Instructions - Please read these before using the OPRD Grants Online system.
 
Diamonds in the Rough Grant Workshop
February 10, 10:30-11:30 am
725 Summer St NE, Salem Room 124A
Register for online access.

 
Contact
Kuri Gill
Grants and Outreach Coordinator
Phone: (503) 986-0685
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Oregon Heritage Grant Program

The Oregon Heritage Commission administers the Oregon Heritage Grant Program, which provides matching grants to non-profit organizations, federal recognized tribal governments, universities and local governments for projects that conserve, develop or interpret Oregon’s heritage. Currently, $200,000 per biennium is available. 

Application Deadline: October 1, 2019
(only awarded once per biennium)

 
-> 2019 Heritage Grant Information

-> 2019 Oregon Heritage Grant Guidelines

-> Oregon Heritage Grant Online Instructions

-> OPRD Grants Online Program 

-> Check our Heritage Bulletins and the Heritage MentorCorps for project advice. Use our project checklist to provide needed information in your application.

-> Collections Care Budget report
  
-> 2019 Heritage Grant Awardees


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

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Historic Cemeteries 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: April 30, 2020 (11:59 p.m.)

-> 2020 Historic Cemeteries Grant Information
-> 2020 Historic Cemeteries Grant Guidelines - Please read these before preparing an application.
-> 2020 Historic Cemeteries Grant Online Instructions - Please read these for using the OPRD Grants Online system.
-> OPRD Grants Online Program

Historic Cemeteries Grant Workshop
February 24, 12:30-1:30 pm
725 Summer St NE, Salem Room 124A
Register for online access.

-> 2019 Historic Cemeteries Grant Awards

-> Check our Heritage Bulletins for project advice.
 
 
Contact:
 
Kuri Gill
Historic Cemetery Grant Program Coordinator
Phone: (503) 986-0685
Email: kuri.gill@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, $110,000 per biennium is available. 
 
Application Deadline: April 30, 2020 (11:59 p.m.)


-> 2020 Museum Grant Information

-> 2020 Museum Grant Guidelines - Please read these before preparing an application.

-> 2020 Museum Grant Online Instructions - Please read these before using the OPRD Grants Online system.

-> OPRD Grants Online Program

Oregon Museum Grant Workshop
February 13, 1:30-2:30
725 Summer St NE, Salem, Room 124A
Register for online access.

-> 2019 Museum Grant Awards

-> Check our Heritage Bulletins and the Heritage MentorCorps for project advice. Use our project checklist to provide needed information in your application.

->Cost of Collections Care report

 


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

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Oregon Historic Theater Grant

The Oregon Historic Theater Grant supports large scale projects to preserve and enhance historic theater buildings. It is funded with the new National Park Service (NPS) Historic Revitalization Subgrant Program through a grant awarded to the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO). The goal of the NPS subgrant program is to support the rehabilitation of historic properties at the National, State, and local level of significance in order to rehabilitate, protect, and foster economic development of rural communities. Oregon’s grant focuses on historic theaters because they are critical economic and cultural resources for rural communities. Restore Oregon, the statewide preservation nonprofit, is partnering with us to assist theater owners with the process.

Applications will open in late January.
Basic Information - Use this some grant details and for planning purposes and to access assistance.
Historic Resources Record - If the theater is not on the National Register of Historic Places, use this form to submit for a determination of eligiblity which is a requirement of the grant.

Contact
Kuri Gill
kuri.gill@oregon.gov
503-986-0685

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Oregon Main Street Revitalization Grant

The Oregon Main Street Revitalization Grant supports downtown revitalization efforts in communities participating in the Oregon Main Street Network. Only orgranizations participating in the Oregon Main Street Network are eligible to apply.
The purpose of the program is to;
·         Acquire, rehabilitate, and construct buildings on properties in designated downtown areas statewide; and
·         Facilitate community revitalization that will lead to private investment, job creation or retention, establishing or expanding viable businesses, or creating a stronger tax base.

Grants may be awarded up to $200,000.

Application Deadline: Applications will be open and guidelines updated winter 2021.

Please use the Oregon Main Street Revitalization Grant guidelines to plan your application.

-> Oregon Main Street Revitalization Grant information
-> Oregon Main Street Revitalization Grant Guidelines
-> Oregon Main Steet Revitalization Grant OPRD Grants Online Instructions
-> OPRD Grants Online Application System
-> Oregon Main Street Revitalization Grant Impact Form - this is required following the grant award and project completion

 2017 Awarded grants

 2017 Grant results by-the-numbers

2019 Awarded grants

Contact:
Sheri Stuart
Oregon Main Street Network Coordinator
(503) 986-0679
Sheri.Stuart@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: April 16, 2020 (11:59 p.m.)

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. This is a very short, 80 character description of the work and the address.

Application Deadline: May 14, 2020 (11:59 p.m.)

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 from the online grant ststem when you have approval to submit an application. The application will be submitted through the same online program.

-> 2020 Preserving Oregon Grant Information 

-> 2020 Preserving Oregon Grant Guidelines - Please read these before preparing an application.

-> 2020 Preserving Oregon Grant Online Application Instructions - Please read these before using the OPRD Grants Online system.
-> OPRD Grants Online

Preserving Oregon Grant Workshop - Buildings & NR Properties
February 10, 2:00-3:00pm
725 Summer St NE, Salem, Room 124A
Register to access online.

Preserving Oregon Grant Workshop - Archaeology Projects
February 14, 9:30-10:30 am
725 Summer St NE, Salem, Room 124A
Register to access online.


-> 2019 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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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: February 13 (11:59pm), 2020

Applications must be submitted through the OPRD:Grants Online System. Please be sure to follow the instruction guide provided below.

-> Veterans and War Memorial Grant Information - General information on eligibility, deadlines, and application questions.

-> Online Application Instructions - Please use these insturctions to enter information into OPRD Grants Online system.

-> Veteran and War Memorial Grant Manual - This manual provides information on elgibility, source of funds, applicable expenses, award process, reporting and reimbursement process.

-> Access online application site

2019 Veterans and War Memorials Grant Awards

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 28, 2017
  
Your local government must be a CLG to apply, contact the coordinator for more information. 

-> CLG program information  
-> CLG Grant Guidelines

-> 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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