Grant Application Available for Climate-Friendly and Equitable Communities Work

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November 27, 2023

Grant Applications Available for Climate-Friendly and Equitable Communities Work

The Department of Land Conservation and Development (DLCD) is offering grants to cities and counties to help implement the Climate-Friendly and Equitable Communities (CFEC) program. The program increases housing and transportation choices for Oregonians, while improving equity and reducing climate pollution.

Cities and counties can apply for assistance with:

  • Zoning and development code audits and amendments aimed at fostering walkability and meeting urban design standards
  • Parking reform and management
  • Market studies to refine locations and sizes for climate-friendly areas
  • Amending zoning maps and development regulations for climate-friendly areas
  • Equitable engagement, including work with disability consultants
  • Transportation system planning
  • Other CFEC-related work

No local match is required beyond staff time to participate in the project.

Cities and counties can use grants to reimburse local planning staff, to contract with consultants through a local procurement process, or to receive assistance from consultants through contracts managed by DLCD staff.

Pre-applications are still welcome. To pre-apply, send a paragraph describing initial thoughts on the proposed work to While pre-applications are not mandatory, this will give DLCD staff an opportunity to help applicants prepare a full proposal.


Informational Webinar and Office Hours

DLCD will host a webinar Friday, December 1 at 9:00 am for city and county representatives to learn more about the grants. No pre-registration is required. (Zoom link)

DLCD is also hosting regular office hours on the rules and associated program implementation:

To learn more, contact, 971-239-9475 or, 971-375-5979

This announcement is part of a larger effort to support communities implementing the Climate-Friendly and Equitable Communities (CFEC) program. The program aims to reduce climate pollution, provide more transportation and housing choices, and promote equitable land use planning outcomes.

CFEC Implementation Web Page