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Grants to Oregon Tribes and Local Government Agencies to Build or Preserve Military Memorials

Veterans’ and War Memorials Grant

Oregon Parks and Recreation Department

Agency: State

GrantWatch ID #137859

Grant Description

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Grants to Oregon tribes and local government agencies to build or preserve state military memorials. Applicants must partner with organizations that support state veterans. Funding is available to construct new memorials or to rehabilitate, restore, reconstruct, and improve existing memorials. The program honors Oregon’s soldiers and veterans by commemorating their service to the country.

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

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Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Local governmental entities and federal recognized tribes in Oregon are eligible to apply. The governmental entity must partner with a veteran organization. Eligible local, regional and tribal governmental entities include cities (municipal corporations); counties (political subdivisions); metropolitan service districts, park and recreation districts, port districts, and federally recognized tribal governments.

Partner veteran’s organizations must meet the following criteria:
A. Represent veterans of the Armed Forces of the United States of America;
B. Be 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.

Maintenance projects are not eligible for grants. This includes routine maintenance of and around a memorial such as landscaping, power washing, general cleaning, 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-proposal Conference:

September 29, 2:30-3:30 PM Pacific Time
The FREE, online workshop will cover the grant eligibility, criteria, and questions and explore the online grant system. Register to get the meeting information.


Pre-Application Information:

Grant Timeline:
- Application Deadline: December 10, 2021 11:59 PM
- Award Notification: By March 1, 2022
- Grant Period Start: By April 1, 2022, with fully executed agreement
- Grant Period End: May 15, 2023, project and reporting and reimbursement complete

Applications must be submitted through the OPRD GrantsOnline System.

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.

Additional Funding Information:

Estimated Total Program Funding:


Estimated Size of Grant:

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. Awards have ranged $14,000-$80,000.

Term of Contract:

April 1, 2022 - May 15, 2023

Contact Information:

Apply Online:

The Grant Program Coordinator is available to assist those who have additional questions. Contact Kuri Gill at or 503-986-0685.

Oregon Parks and Recreation Department
725 Summer Street NE, Suite C
Salem, OR 97301
(503) 986-0685

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