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Grants to Oregon Local Governments to Support Historic Preservation Projects

Certified Local Government (CLG) Grant


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Geographic Focus
USA: Oregon

Important Dates
Deadline: 02/23/24 11:59 PM Save

Grant Description
Grants of up to $15,000 to Oregon qualifying local governments for historic preservation projects. Funding is intended for a range of activities including, but not limited to, preservation education and planning, code development, historic resource surveys, building restoration, and National Register nomination. Requests will be accepted from local governments that have established a historic commission, implemented an approved preservation program, and received certification from the National Park Service.

The Certified Local Government (CLG) program offers matching grants to cities and counties that have been "certified" as historic preservation partners with both the state and the federal governments.

The CLG Grant funds projects that support the preservation of historic properties and archaeological sites.

  • Survey – the documentation of historic properties and archaeological sites
  • Designation – Designating a historic property or archaeological site to the local landmarks list or National Register of Historic Places.
  • Pre-Development – Building preservation plans, structural reports, designs, etc. for historic properties.
  • Development – Rehabilitation of properties listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
  • Planning – Community preservation plans, archaeology studies, etc.
  • Review and Compliance – Management of the CLG’s preservation program, processing design review applications, design guidelines, etc. This should generally be matching source, this grant is not intended to fund the operation of the preservation program.
  • Public Education – Preservation month activities, speakers and trainings, historic property walking tours, mobile device tours, scanning of historic property photos, maps, etc.
  • Other activities – Trainings and conferences for staff and commissioners, membership in preservation organizations to access resources, training materials, etc. National Alliance of Preservation Commissions membership and trainings are highly recommended. 

All projects must meet the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties, meet the requirements of the Historic Preservation Fund Grant Manual, follow the State Historic Preservation Office Guidelines for Historic Resources Surveys, and State Historic Preservation Office Guidelines for Conducting Field Archaeology in Oregon. Work must be complete by professionals who meet the requirements described in the Historic Preservation Fund Grant Manual. 

For a list of eligible projects, see

For information about eligible costs, see


Additional Eligibility Criteria
Certified Local Governments: Local governments that have established a historic commission and implemented a preservation program approved by the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) and certified by the National Park Service (NPS) may apply. CLGs must currently meet all certification requirements and be in active status to apply.

Signs and interpretive panels are not eligible for funding.

Painting alone is ineligible for funding.

Refreshments may not be funded by or act as match for these grant dollars.

You may not use any Federal grant funds or matching funds to pay any expenses of current employees of the Federal Government.

Pre-Application Information
Grant Timeline:
- Deadline: February 23 (11:59pm), 2024
- Notification & Agreements sent: by April 1, 2024
- Required interim reporting & reimbursement request deadline: July 15, 2024
- Survey (RLS & ILS) 1st draft deadline: February 1, 2025
- Survey (RLS & ILS) final draft deadline: May 31, 2025
- Project completion deadline: June 30, 2025
- Final report deadline: July 15, 2025

- A 1:1 match to funds requested is required for cities with population of 5,000 or more and counties with population of 10,000 or more.
- No specific match amount is required for cities with population 4,999 or under and counties with population 9,999 or under.
- Tracking match is required for all grant awardees.

CLGS may apply up to once every two years.

Grant funds are disbursed on a reimbursement basis.

Additional Information:

For instructions and guidance and other related resources, see the Full Grant Text RFP.

Estimated Size of Grant
You may request up to $15,000. Awards will be adjusted based on the number of applicants and the amounts requested. If you need $15,000 to complete the work, request that amount, but the award may be lower.

Term of Contract
The grant cycle is 15 months if the grant agreement is signed promptly.

Project completion deadline: June 30, 2025

Contact Information
To access the application, register at

For grant questions, translation assistance, and OPRD: Grants Online support, contact: Kuri Gill,, 503-986-0685.

Oregon Parks and Recreation Department
Oregon Heritage/State Historic Preservation Office
725 Summer Street NE, Suite C
Salem, OR 97301
(503) 986-0690

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