The Rogue Valley Council of Governments (RVCOG) has been assigned the task of administering the technical assistance grant awarded by the Department of Land Conservation and Development (DLCD), which is funding the implementation of the pilot program (the "Project"). The Grant Contracts below govern the Project:
- DLCD Technical Assistance Grant Contract, November 6, 2012 - Tasks 1, 2, 3 (ongoing), and 4 (draft)
- DLCD Technical Assistance Grant Contract, October 31, 2013 - Tasks 3 (ongoing), 4 (final), 5, 6, 7, and 8
As the grant administrator, RVCOG will assist in coordinating the Project, but will defer technical and policy decisions to the participating counties and state agencies.
Project Website and Public Involvement
One of RVCOG's primary tasks is establishing and maintaining the Project's website. The purpose of the website is to inform citizens and other key stakeholders about the Project, including Progress Updates and opportunities to Get Involved.
Each of the Regional Parters has signed an Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) with RVCOG. The purpose of the IGAs is to make provisions for RVCOG to perform grant administration services for the counties and to provide for compensation to the counties for their project-related work.
- IGA between RVCOG and Douglas County
- IGA between RVCOG and Jackson County
- IGA between RVCOG and Josephine County
As the lead state agency, DLCD will provide financial, administrative, and technical assistance. DLCD supports the collaborative, regional approach envisioned in the Project and agrees to work equally and fairly with each jurisdictions to help assure that state and local interests are optimized. DLCD recognizes the Regional Pilot Program Project will inform, but will not bind, future land use decisions of the cooperating jurisdictions.