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LWCF Grant Program 2021

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Proposal for Rulemaking, OAR 736-008-0005 to 736-008-0055

The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) is proposing changes to state rules for a federal grant program that funds outdoor recreation projects.

The state rules for the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) grant were last updated in 1997. LWCF grants are available for local jurisdictions to acquire or develop outdoor recreation facilities. OPRD administers the federally funded grant program. The proposed changes include: updating definitions, aligning state rules with federal requirements, raising the minimum federal share on a project, and updating application requirements.

Public Comment: Opened May 3, 2021. Closes June 3, 2021, 5 PM

The Oregon Administrative Rules (OAR) proposed for revision include:

Amend: 736-008-0005, 736-008-0015, 736-008-0020, 736-008-0025, 736-008-0030, 736-008-0045, 736- 008-0050, 736-008-0055

Repeal: 736-008-0010

Public Hearing: Wednesday, May 26, 6 PM via computer and telephone. Advance registration required at:

See Commission presentation on rulemaking opening

See the full proposed new rules and filing documents

See the clean copy of the proposed rules

Watch Rule Advisory Committee hearing

See press release

Video of rulemaking hearing

Rulemaking Page


Katie Gauthier

Legislative Coordinator