OAR 813-015-0016
Availability and Source of Funds


The Department may provide funding, subject to the availability of Funds through a process which may include, but is not limited to, a first come-first reviewed process or a competitive review process.


The Oregon Rural Rehabilitation (ORR) Program is funded by monies realized from an agreement between the State of Oregon and the Secretary of Agriculture of the United States. The ORR fund was originally established following the Depression as part of New Deal efforts to stabilize the agricultural economy and strengthen rural communities. For many years the funds were administered by the federal government and the Oregon Rural Rehabilitation Corporation. The State Land Board became the successor to the Oregon Rural Rehabilitation Corporation in 1953. In 1975 an agreement was signed between the Division of State Lands and the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Farmers Home Administration, for administration of the ORR fund. In 1994 the Oregon Legislative Assembly transferred the ORR Program from the Division of State Lands to Oregon Housing and Community Services (OHCS). Since 1994, OHCS has operated the ORR fund as a revolving loan account.

Source: Rule 813-015-0016 — Availability and Source of Funds, https://secure.­sos.­state.­or.­us/oard/view.­action?ruleNumber=813-015-0016.

Last Updated

Jun. 8, 2021

Rule 813-015-0016’s source at or​.us