Historic Preservation Grant

Oregon City Historic Kellog HousePlease note: 50/50 matching grant program for Locally Designated Properties

Owners of Designated Historic Properties have been given the opportunity to help preserve a part of Oregon's history. Until now, historic owners have had little support in maintaining or repairing their buildings. The Historic Review Board and the City of Oregon City recognize that with local historic designation should come some amount of assistance.

Attached you will find the grant application packet, which describes the process, as well as a description of projects that are eligible for grant approval. You may phase your project- each grant award is limited to $1,000 dollars. The Historic Review Board may also choose to grant additional funds at the end of the fiscal year if there is money remaining in the grant budget.

The Board reviews applications on the fourth Tuesday of each month at their regularly scheduled board meeting (City Hall Commission Chambers at 7 pm). Complete applications received by the 2nd Monday of each month can be processed during that same month. Applicants should attend the meeting to respond to any questions.

Please note the following before beginning your project:

  • The grant approval process occurs before the work is done.
  • Generally, at least two bids are required from licensed contractors.
  • When the project is finished, the grant funding comes as reimbursement directly to the owner after proof of payment to the contractor.
  • Grant funding can be used for materials if no contractor is involved.
  • Email Planning your application.

What the Grant Pays For

  • Historic Window Repair
  • Wood Storm Windows
  • Replacement of Non-Historic windows with wood windows
  • Porch/Foundation Repair or other Exterior Restoration projects
  • Replacement of Missing Elements

For information contact the Planning Division at 503-722-3789 or ocplanning@orcity.org .

Though not created, maintained, or endorsed by the City of Oregon City, the Architectural Heritage Center has a great resource list of preservation-related designers and contractors.