Eastern Oregon Border Board Community Improvement Planning Grant

APPLICATION WINDOW: AUGUST 1 - SEPTEMBER 30, 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 grant awards 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

Local governments.

Use of Funds

  • Complete community improvement planning such as master plans, transportation, airports, parks.
  • Match with local, state, federal planning funds, feasibility studies, preliminary engineering, and initial cost estimates.

Requirements

  • Maximum grant for one entity is $100,000 for all projects of that entity

  • Application deadline is September 30, 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.

  • Download the Program Handbook.
  • Applications are accepted through MyOCF. You must be a registered user to access OCF’s Grants Portal.  If you don’t have an account, you can create one by following the instructions on the MyOCF login screen.
  • To preview the application questions, please visit here.

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