Eastern Oregon Border Board Industrial Land Certification Loan Program

APPLICATION WINDOW: March 15 – May 15, 2021

The Eastern Oregon Border Economic Development Board is charged with implementing investment strategies and practices in workforce and economic development in the region and to make grants to eligible applicants for encouraging regional workforce and economic development.

All loans must significantly impact education, workforce, and/or economic development capacity in the Border Region. Priority will be given to programs and projects that:

  • Enhance prosperity in the Border Region
  • Improve the Border Region's property tax base
  • Improve the Border Region's competitiveness with Idaho
  • Increase workforce availability and skills in the Border Region
  • Improve the image of Border Region
  • Leverage the funds with a complement of outside funding

Eastern Oregon Border Board Funding Programs resource page here.

Who Can Apply

Private land owners within the Border Region.

Use of Funds

Up to a $50,000 loan may be used by private land owners in the Border Region to complete or recertify industrial land development readiness documentation using Oregon Certified Shovel Ready Industrial Lands guidelines.


  • Loan amount up to $50,000.
  • Interest at 1% payable upon the sooner of: first sale of certified property; when construction financing rolls to permanent; or 6 years from loan disbursement.
  • Application deadline is May 15, 5 p.m. Mountain Time

How to Apply

Questions or guidance on a specific application must be submitted in writing at least two weeks prior to an application deadline to ensure adequate time for a response from the Eastern Oregon Border Board. Applications received after the application deadline will not be considered.


Staff Assistance


  • Lisa Reeser, Board Coordinator, Eastern Oregon Border Board, eoborderboard@gmail.com.


  • Joel Harmon, Grants Management Assistant: jharmon@oregoncf.org, (503) 227-6846.