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Oregon Heritage Grant Program

Grants to Oregon Agencies, IHEs, and Nonprofits for
Projects Developing and Interpreting Heritage Sites

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Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD)

Deadline Date:

10/02/17 11:59 PM


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Grants ranging from $3,000 to $20,000 to Oregon local and tribal agencies, IHEs, and nonprofits for cultural heritage projects. Priority will be given to projects focused on the development and interpretation of threatened heritage resources and those that have statewide importance.

Other priorities include having a well‐prioritized, clearly explained work plan with an appropriate level of detail and realistic cost estimates, geographic diversity, and project readiness.

While acknowledging the great need for financial assistance in preserving Oregon's historic structures, the Commission, because of the availability of other state grant programs for conserving those structures, will not give priority to projects conserving those structures in this grant cycle.

- Heritage is the array of significant things, thoughts, and activities associated with the human experience in Oregon.

- Oregon's heritage resources include artifacts and other manifestations of material culture, documents, publications, photographs and films, prehistoric and historic sites, historic buildings and other structures, cultural landscapes, heritage celebrations, festivals and fairs, and songs, stories, and recordings associated with the human experience in Oregon.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 150610

Estimated Size of Grant:

Awards generally range between $3,000 and $20,000.

Term of Contract:

The project completion and reporting deadline is April 30, 2019.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

- A non‐profit organization incorporated in the State of Oregon with a 501(c)(3) determination from the United States Internal Revenue Service and a legally‐constituted board of trustees or directors;
- A tribal government of a Native American group recognized by the State of Oregon and the federal government and located in the State of Oregon;
- A university or college located in the State of Oregon; or
- A local government within the State of Oregon.  

Pre-Application Information:

Online grant system requirements:

Grants will be made for no more than 50 percent of total project costs. Bids and estimates strengthen the grant request when applicable.

Grant funds are dispersed on a reimbursable basis. A project report and a reimbursement request are required to receive a reimbursement. The reimbursement request must include expense information for the period the request covers.

- Deadline: October 2, 2017 (11:59pm)
- Notification: Dec. 1, 2017
- Project completion and reporting deadline: April 30, 2019

Heritage Programs grant are reimbursement grants. Interim payments are possible when necessary and a portion of the work is complete. See the Grant Requirement Manual for details.

Contact Information:

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

Apply online:

Kuri Gill, Interim Heritage Commission Coordinator

Oregon Heritage
Oregon Parks & Recreation Department
725 Summer St NE, Suite C
Salem, OR 97301

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Oregon