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Published on May 17, 2024
Oregon Committees to Review Grant Applications for Historic Preservation and ArchaeologySource: Oregon Parks and Recreation Department

The state's official committees are gearing up to critically assess the future of Oregon's past. We're talking about two committees positioned to carefully score and rank submissions for grants aimed at preserving the state's historic properties and archaeological sites.

The Preserving Oregon Grant Review Committee is prepping to prominently decide on proposals that will shape the preservation efforts across the state. According to official announcements, the committee's deliberations will be both in-person and available online to ensure transparency and accessibility. The Preserving Oregon Committee convenes on June 5, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Details on agenda and access will be duly noted on the state's website.

Meanwhile, the Diamonds in the Rough Grant Review Committee isn't lagging behind. Their meetup is set for May 29, and they'll be sifting through grant applications from 9:30 a.m. till the midday chime. The goal is to fish out those projects that revitalize and capitalize on the distinctive character of Oregon's treasure trove of historic properties. The committee's recommendations are slated to be passed along to the State Advisory Committee on Historic Preservation for the final nod of approval on June 21, 2024.

Both committees are populated with experts who can comprehensively weigh the merits of each application. Their evaluations promise to carefully apportion state funds where they're most effective. And for those interested in following along, it's open season. Once again, all this goes down at 725 Summer St NE, Salem, Oregon, with digital participation a full go, for those inclined to virtually observe the proceedings. You can find the specifics on the website where the agendas will be available.