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Veterans’ and War Memorials Grant

Grants to Oregon Agencies to Construct
and Restore Military Memorials

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Oregon Parks and Recreation Department

Deadline Date:

02/13/20 11:59 PM


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Grants to Oregon tribes and local government agencies for the preservation of state military memorials. Eligible applicants must partner with organizations that support state veterans. Funding may be used to repair, restore, and rehabilitate existing memorials or for the creation of new war and veterans' memorials.

Grants to Oregon tribes and eligible local government agencies partnering with veteran organizations to construct and restore military monuments across the State. Funding is intended to honor the State's veterans and soldiers and commemorate their service to the nation. Funded projects may create new memorials or improve, repair, reconstruct, or rehabilitate existing memorials.

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. 


  • The capability of the applicant to carry out the proposed project.
  • The effectiveness of the proposed project to recognize veterans and/or wars.
  • The level of participation of veteran organization partners in the project.
  • The level of commitment to long term maintenance of the memorial.


  • Projects with a well‐prioritized, clearly explained work plan with an appropriate level of detail and realistic cost estimates.
  • Geographic diversity.
  • Project readiness, including matching dollar share in‐hand.
  • Projects that are part of a long range plan.

Eligible Projects: The types of eligible projects include construction of a new memorial or restoration of an existing memorial. A memorial is a monument or place designated to commemorate or preserve the memory of wars involving the United States of America or to honor veterans of the Armed Forces of the United States of America.

Restoration means the improvement, rehabilitation, repair, or reconstruction of an existing memorial.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 137859

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Estimated Size of Grant:

Awards have ranged $14,000‐$80,000.

Term of Contract:

Agreements will expire two years after authorization. All projects shall be completed and billed within 60 days of project completion.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Organizations: Local government entities and Federally recognized tribes in Oregon are eligible to apply. The governmental entity must partner with a veteran organization. Local governmental entities include cities (municipal corporations); counties (political subdivisions); metropolitan service districts, park and recreation districts, and port districts. Partner veteran’s organizations must meet the following criteria:
A.  Represent veterans of the Armed Forces of the United States of America;
B.  Were established for the purpose of supporting or recognizing veterans;
C.  Have an established membership, that includes officers, and bylaws; and
D.  Are physically located in Oregon or have a Chapter that is physically located in Oregon.

Site/Location: To be eligible for a grant, veterans’ and war memorials must be placed on public property in Oregon owned and controlled by a government entity.  A government entity is a body of government, whether district, local, state, federal, or Tribal that owns or leases the property on which the project is to reside. The property can be owned by a government entity that is not the applicant, when there is an agreement in place between the two.

The named government entity must agree to the memorial’s siting and maintenance for not less than 25 years from completion of the project.   

For a construction project, an applicant must demonstrate that the government entity that owns or controls the public property will accept the memorial on that site. For a restoration, an applicant must demonstrate the government entity that owns or controls the public property will authorize restoration activities on the memorial.

Ineligible Projects:
Maintenance projects are NOT eligible for grants. This includes routine maintenance of and around a memorial such as landscaping, power washing, general cleaning, dusting, or removal of trash.

Ineligible Costs:
- The regular operating expenses of either the applicant or the governmental entity receiving the memorial, such as rent, building upkeep, utilities, and all fixed costs associated with the daily operation of a business, agency, or group are not eligible.
-Overtime and expenses for equipment or materials used outside the scope of the project are not eligible.
- Contingency costs are not eligible.
- Costs or expenses incurred prior to a Grant Agreement except planning work done prior to project authorization are not eligible.

Pre-Application Information:

Grant Timeline:
- Deadline – February 13, 2020 (11:59 pm)
- Notification – May 1, 2020
- Work can begin with signed agreements – June 1, 2020
- Grant completion and final reporting deadline – April 30, 2022

Applications must be submitted online.

Match: The Veterans’ and War Memorial Grant program provides, subject to the availability of funds, for up to 80 percent funding assistance with a minimum of 10 percent cash. Match may include budgeted funds, donated funds, value of equipment use, donated materials, volunteer labor, planning or any combination thereof. The project sponsor may provide the remaining match by planning work done prior to project authorization or planning, construction, or restoration work performed following project authorization. Planning work includes research, design, engineering, environmental, and site survey for any construction or restoration project.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Online application:

Kuri Gill
Grants and Outreach Coordinator
Phone: (503) 986-0685

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