The Oregon Community Assistance Planning Program (CAPP) provides free planning assistance to local governments and community-based organizations throughout Oregon who need planning support to address specific problems or challenges. The primary service CAPP offers is developing and facilitating a two-day Community Planning Workshop (see below for details). CAPP also offers early consultation to communities or organizations that need help exploring and outlining a community-based planning process, equitable community engagement, or other similar planning work. And we have specialized offerings for Oregon’s wildfire-impacted communities to assist with recovery planning. The ultimate goal of the program is to make planning resources available to organizations that would otherwise not have access to these services or expertise.

A sampling of the types of planning a CAPP workshop could address include: strategic planning, neighborhood visioning, wildfire recovery and resilience, natural hazard preparation, urban design framework, transportation and parking, healthy community strategies, economic development, main street revitalization, and/or resource protection. Other ideas are welcome.

Submit your application

Workshop projects are awarded on a competitive basis by a member-based selection committee. Applications can be submitted anytime. Additional details and criteria can be found in the application form.

Download the application for CAPP assistance

For More Information

Contact Deb Meihoff to discuss your project idea and for more information on OAPA's Community Assistance Planning Program.