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Grants to Oregon Tribes and Government Agencies Partnering With Veteran Organizations to Build or Restore Military Memorials

Veterans’ and War Memorials Grant


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Funding Source
Oregon Parks and Recreation Department
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Geographic Focus
USA: Oregon

Important Dates
Conference Date: 02/16/23
Deadline: 03/31/23 11:59 PM Save

Grant Description
Grants of up to $80,000 to Oregon tribes and government agencies partnering with veteran organizations to build or restore military memorials. Funding is intended to support the construction of a new memorial, or the repair, improvement, reconstruction, or rehabilitation of an existing memorial. Funded projects must be located on public property owned and controlled by a government entity. 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 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. 


  • 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. 
  • 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.


  • Others (see text field entitled "Additional Eligibility Criteria" for clarification)

Additional Eligibility Criteria
Local and regional governmental entities and federally 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 veterans’ 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. Be physically located in Oregon or have a Chapter that is physically located in Oregon.

Maintenance projects are not eligible for grants. Maintenance 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
A free online workshop will be held on February 16, 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

To register for online access:

Pre-Application Information
- Application Deadline: March 31, 2023 by 11:59 PM
- Award Notification: By June 23, 2023
- Grant Period Start: By July 1, 2023, with fully executed agreement
- Grant Period End: May 15, 2025, project and reporting and reimbursement complete

Grant funds are let on a biannual basis in January of odd-numbered years, subject to availability of funds.

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.

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.

Funding will be distributed on a reimbursement basis.

For online instructional videos, sample finance (budget) page, and grant writing tips, see the Full Grant Text RFP ("Grant Process Instructions and Guidance").

Additional Funding Information

Estimated Total Program Funding:


Estimated Size of Grant
Grant amounts are generally between $10,000-$80,000.

Term of Contract
- Project Start Date: The date grant-funded project work will begin after July 1, 2023.
- Project End Date: The date all grant-funded project work will be complete, before May 15, 2025.

Contact Information
Apply Online:

Karen Litvin

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

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