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Grants to Oregon Agencies and Tribes to Acquire and Develop Outdoor Recreation Facilities and Areas for Public Use

Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) Grant


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Geographic Focus
USA: Oregon

Important Dates
Deadline: 11/01/23 11:59 PM Save

Grant Description
Grants to Oregon local, state, and tribal government agencies to acquire and develop outdoor recreation facilities and areas for public use. Funding is intended to support property acquisition, development, and renovation, or a combination of those activities. Projects must be consistent with the outdoor recreation goals and objectives stated in the Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP).

The Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) is intended to create and maintain a nationwide legacy of high-quality recreation areas and facilities and to stimulate non-federal investments in the protection and maintenance of recreation resources across the United States. 

Project Types include:

LWCF grants are available to either acquire land for public outdoor recreation or to develop basic outdoor recreation facilities.

  • Acquisition – Acquiring land and water for public access, including new area or additions to existing parks, forests, wildlife areas, beaches or similar.
  • Development – Developing outdoor recreation activities and support facilities needed by the public for recreation activities, including providing basic facilities and improvement of basic facilities.

For additional information about eligible projects, see:

For information about Eligible Recreation and Support Facilities, see starting at:


Additional Eligibility Criteria
Eligible applicants include: Cities, Counties, Metropolitan Service Districts, Park and Recreation Districts, Port Districts, federally recognized Indian Tribes in Oregon, and Oregon State Agencies: Parks and Recreation Department, Department of Forestry, Department of Fish and Wildlife, and Department of State Lands

Ineligible agencies include schools, non-profit organizations, service clubs and non-park special service districts, such as irrigation or fire districts. Private individuals or organizations are not eligible for grants under this program.

Non-allowable expenditures can be found at:

Pre-Proposal Conference
August 22, 2023: Online LWCF Grant cycle webinar, 9:00 AM-11:00 AM, ( A recording of the webinar and a copy of the slides will be posted on this website shortly afterwards.

Pre-Application Information
- September 1, 2023: Grant cycle opens
- November 1, 2023: Grant applications due
- February/March, 2024: The Oregon Outdoor Recreation Committtee (OORC) meets to rank and recommend grant applications for LWCF funding. Exact dates TBD.
- April 2024: The OPRD Commission votes whether to approve the LWCF Committee's funding recommendations at the Commission meeting.

LWCF provides up to 50 percent project funding. Eligible matches include local budged funds, donated funds, and the value of property, equipment, materials, and/or labor. Land previously acquired and work completed prior to project approval cannot be used as a match. Pre-agreement design and engineering costs may be eligible, but all other projects costs and match must occur within the project period.

Funding Type: Reimbursement Grants

2023 LWCF Grant Cycle Webinar Recording:

Estimated Size of Grant
Minimum grant: $50,000 ($100,000 total project costs), unless otherwise authorized by Oregon Parks and Recreation Director. No maximum grant amounts.

Contact Information
Apply Online:

Direct questions to:
Nohemi Enciso
Land and Water Conservation Fund Program Coordinator
725 Summer St. NE Suite C
Salem, OR 97301

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