Oregon Heritage, a division of Oregon Parks and Recreation Department, awarded 13 grants totaling $206,000 for historic properties and archaeology projects. Five of the grants were awarded in the Diamonds in the Rough category. This grant funds façade enhancements that restore the historic character of the property. The other 8 grants were in the Preserving Oregon category for properties listed on the National Register of Historic Places and for archaeology projects.
- Façade restoration grants in Astoria, Cottage Grove, Dallas, Lebanon, and The Dalles.
- An archaeology project in Lincoln City.
- Preservation of nine historic properties in Astoria, Creswell, Clackamas County, Deschutes County, Linn County, Portland, and Stayton.
These grants are approved by the State Advisory Committee on Historic Preservation, a nine-member group that reviews nominations to the National Register of Historic Places. The members are professionally recognized in the fields of history, architecture, archaeology and other related disciplines.