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Bureau of Land Management

BLM Office:

Oregon/Washington State Office

Media Contact:

Megan Harper

Portland, Ore. – The Bureau of Land Management has funding for projects that maintain and improve public lands across western Oregon. BLM leaders are encouraging individuals, organizations, and local governments to submit funding applications for consideration.

“Title II funds are used to make investments in public lands and create employment opportunities,” said Heather Whitman, Roseburg District Manager. “These projects improve cooperative relationships among the people that use and care for public lands.”

The funds are available through Title II of the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act. Proposed projects must improve existing infrastructure, enhance forest ecosystems, or restore and improve land health and water quality. Projects must benefit Oregon and California Grant lands and resources. O&C lands are spread across 18 western Oregon counties.

“We hope you’ll reach out to us to discuss your proposals before you submit the official application,” said Whitman. “Please contact the BLM district representative where the project would be implemented.”

  • Coos Bay District – Matt Bailey,, 541-751-4315
  • Roseburg District – Ryan Kay,, 541-464-3230
  • Medford District and Klamath Falls Field Office of the Lakeview District – Amanda Huffman,, 541-618-2487; or
  • Northwest Oregon District – Charity Glade,, 503-375-5678.

The application forms, criteria, and instructions are available through The grant is under the heading Notice of Funding Opportunity Announcement L24AS00113 BLM OR/WA Secure Rural Schools, Title II Grants. Applications are due by April 2, 2024.

The Western Oregon Resource Advisory Committee will review the applications at their fall 2024 meeting.

Information about the BLM’s Western Oregon Resource Advisory Committee is available at:

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 12 western states, including Alaska, on behalf of the American people. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. Our mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.