2011 ORS § 468.250¹
Participation in matching fund programs with federal government

(1) The Environmental Quality Commission may participate on behalf of the State of Oregon in any grant program funded in part by an agency of the federal government if the implementation of the program requires matching funds of the state or its participation in administering the program. However, any grant advanced by the commission to an otherwise eligible applicant shall not exceed 30 percent of the total eligible costs of the project applied for, and further provided that the project shall not be less than 70 percent self-supporting and self-liquidating from those sources prescribed by Article XI-H of the Constitution of Oregon.

(2) Subject to conditions imposed on federally granted funds, a municipal corporation, city, county or agency of the State of Oregon, or combination thereof, who is eligible for federal funds for a project during its construction or becomes eligible for reimbursement for funds expended, if the project has been constructed and placed into operation, shall apply for and pay to the commission such funds so received, or otherwise made available to it, in such amounts as determined by the commission as just and necessary, from an agency of the federal government. These funds shall first be used to reimburse the State of Oregon for the portion of any grant that was advanced to the municipal corporation, city, county or agency of the State of Oregon, or combination thereof, for construction of the project that exceeded the federal requirements for state matching funds and any remainder thereof shall be used to apply upon the retirement of any principal and interest indebtedness due and owing to the State of Oregon arising out of funds loaned for the project prior to federal funds becoming available.

(3) The refusal of a municipal corporation, city, county or agency of the State of Oregon, or combinations thereof, to apply for federal funds in such amounts as determined by the commission as just and necessary for which it would otherwise be eligible, shall be sufficient grounds to terminate any further participation in construction of a facility by the commission.

(4) The municipal corporation, city, county or agency of the State of Oregon, or combinations thereof, shall consent to and request that funds made available to it by an agency of the federal government shall be paid directly to the commission if required to do so under subsection (2) of this section. [Formerly 449.697 [bad link]]