PIER Program


Non-profits, schools, governments, districts, councils of government, and public authorities serving the McKenzie River corridor have submitted letters of interest 
for wildfire recovery funding from the Oregon Housing and Community Services (OHCS) Planning, Infrastructure, and Economic Revitalization (PIER) program. The funds will be used for:

  • Planning for housing recovery, economic analysis, hazard mitigation, disasters, or education and outreach.
  • Rebuilding or replacing impacted infrastructure and/or building new infrastructure.
  • Retaining or returning businesses, microenterprises, or jobs.

For more information, check out the PIER Flier, PIER Program Guidelines and visit the Oregon Housing and Community Services Disaster Recovery page (re.oregon.gov).

Letters of interest are being reviewed by a committee composed of wildfire survivors, disaster recovery partners, and special districts and includes representatives from Rural Development Initiatives, McKenzie Community Land Trust, Upper McKenzie Rural Fire Protection District, McKenzie Track and Field, McKenzie Fire and Rescue, McKenzie Valley Long Term Recovery Group, McKenzie Community Partners, McKenzie Food Pantry, McKenzie School District, McKenzie Discovery Center, McKenzie River Locals Helping Locals, and Lane County. The group will formally vote on priorities during upcoming public meetings. 

If you have any questions, or would like to receive PIER public meeting invitations in-person or online, please contact 
[email protected] or 541-852-8259.



Public Documents:

Upcoming PIER Selection Committee Meeting

Monday, April 1, 2024
2-4 p.m.

McKenzie Fire and Rescue in Leaburg
42870 McKenzie Highway

Zoom Registration Link:


send public comments to [email protected]

People needing special accommodation (e.g. in-person accommodation, hearing impaired, language translation, chemical sensitivity needs, and large print copies of the agenda or other application materials) are instructed to submit their request at least 48 business hours prior to the meeting by calling Megan Heurion at 541-852-8259 or emailing [email protected]