Oregon Office for Community Dispute Resolution

Request for Applications for Community Dispute Resolution Services

Notice is hereby given that the University of Oregon on behalf of the University of Oregon School of Law (Grantor) is initiating the application and selection process for grant funds available to eligible community dispute resolution programs in Benton, Clackamas, Coos, Crook, Deschutes, Douglas, Gilliam, Hood River, Jackson, Jefferson, Josephine, Lane, Lincoln, Linn, Marion, Multnomah, Polk, Sherman, Tillamook, Union, Wasco, Washington, Wheeler and Yamhill counties under ORS 36.155. The grant period is July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2023, subject to funding authorization by the 2021 Legislature. Applications are due by 5:00pm on April 30, 2021. Late applications may not be considered. To request an application, please contact Patrick Sponsler at 541-346-1623 or sponsler@uoregon.edu. Submit application to OOCDR at sponsler@uoregon.edu (preferred) or University of Oregon School of Law, Oregon office for Community Dispute Resolution, 1221 University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon 97403.

The Program:

Housed within the University of Oregon School of Law, the Oregon Office for Community Dispute Resolution (OOCDR) currently supports 15 community dispute resolution centers in 24 Oregon counties through:


  • Grantmaking
  • Consultation
  • Training
  • Research
  • Technical Assistance
  • Networking
  • Collaborative Activities and Initiatives

Program Highlights:

  • 12,083 Cases mediated or facilitated
  • 55,473 Oregonians used mediation services
  • 27,101 Volunteer hours contributed to community mediation services
  • 83% Settlement rate
  • 92% of clients indicated satisfaction with mediation experience

Oregon Target Fund Budget Information

Community Dispute Resolution Centers:

Contact us

Patrick Sponsler - Administrator, Oregon Office for Community Dispute Resolution

Email: sponsler@uoregon.edu
Phone: 541-346-1623
Office: 137A Knight Law