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Certified Local Government Program

Do historic preservation in your community!

The Certified Local Government (CLG) program is designed to promote historic preservation at the local level.  It is a federal program (National Park Service) that is administered by the Oregon State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO).
Local governments must meet certain qualifications to become "certified" and thereby qualify to receive federal grants through SHPO and additional technical assistance.
Benefits and Requirements
National Program Information
Oregon CLG Contacts

Becoming a CLG is a lengthy process. It requires the creation of a historic commission and a preservation ordinance. Contact our office for assistance and ordinance review.

Application information
Resources for preparing an application

CLGs are eligible for non-competitive grants that fund work that supports the promotion of historic preservation including survey, nominations to the National Register of Historic Places, public education, training, etc.

Grant Guidelines
2023 Grant Guidelines
2024 Grant Guidelines
OPRD Grants Online System - CLG Application access

Professional Requirements - Qualitfication requirements for people completing grant funded work

Materials for grant funded development projects.
Grant Funded Pass-through Grant Tips and Requirements
Preservation Agreement
CLG Development Project Packet Coversheet
CLG Development Project Checklist and Timeline for Known Projects
CLG Development Project Checklist and Timeline for Pass Through Grants



Kuri Gill
CLG Coordinator
(503) 986-0685

Robert Olguin
CLG Co-Coordinator
(503) 602-2468