Make the McKenzie Connection!

Need help with surveys?

Up to $5,000 in financial support is available

The McKenzie Valley Long-Term Recovery Group has received funding from Lane County to help pay for - or reimburse eligible property owners - whose primary residence was damaged or destroyed by the 2020 Holiday Farm Fire. The program can cover up to $5,000.00 for the survey of the lot linked with the primary dwelling.

In addition, the program also includes costs for the discovery and/or replacement of the property pins and marking the ordinary high water mark. Property owners are responsible for paying for any other survey services requested or required for rebuilding, as well as any amount in excess of $5,000.

There are two steps to the application process. First, people need to provide information including their name, address, and contact information, along with a current driver’s license, state-issued identification card, passport, military identification card, or birth certificate.

Proof of income that includes the first two pages of an individual’s 2021 or 2022 US Tax Return or their Social Security Award Letter. (Reimbursements might lead to tax implications. It’s advisable to consult with a tax expert before accepting funds).

Other required documentation includes the tax lot number linked to the primary dwelling and a copy of the property deed.

In step two, if approved, people will receive an email containing an approval code and a link to the “Request for Payment Form.” The form must be completed within 120 days from the date of approval notification.

The McKenzie Long-Term Recovery group recommends that applicants collect documentation prior to starting an application. For information about collecting documentation prior to starting an application, contact [email protected] or Shelly Pruitt, [email protected], 541-852-9462 or Mary Ellen Wheeler, [email protected], 541-852-9605.

When people are ready, they can apply to the program at


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