Support and Funding
Extension is supported by a combination of federal, state and county funds.
2021 Local Option Tax Levy
Lane County voters passed Measure 20-319 in May 2021. This local option tax levy provides five years of funding for Extension programs in Lane County. The tax rate is 2.8 cents per $1000 assessed value (or about $5.60 per year for the owner of property assessed at $200,000).
These funds will be used to expand program offerings to all Lane County communities, which could include:
- Expand existing 4-H and other positive youth development opportunities to rural communities
- Continue volunteer programs such as Master Gardener, Master Food Preserver, Compost and Pruning Specialist, Food Pantry, and Master Woodland Manager
- Develop and offer educational programs focused on community emergency preparedness
- Continue to provide food safety and preservation, nutrition, and wellness education
- Continue to provide technical assistance to farmers, ranchers, woodland owners and nursery growers
- Expand educational programming to all communities to encourage high school completion and college access
This tax rate requested would provide revenues to supplement, but not replace, self-funding efforts already in place.
Browse Extension's resources
- Community Disaster Preparedness
- Local, Regional, and Community Food Systems
- Home Food Preservation
- Garden Vegetables and Herbs
- Youth Education Resources