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Business Oregon offers $10 million toward emergency services, $25 million for schools

Business Oregon has opened applications for the next round of Seismic Rehabilitation Grant funding, which includes $25 million for school projects and $10 million for emergency service projects. Applications opened today and close on January 31, 2018, at 5:00 p.m. The funds are expected to be awarded by the end of April 2018.Seismic grant applications open today

The grant award maximum for the seismic program has been updated to $2.5 million per building. Schools are encouraged to design retrofits to seismic immediate occupancy standards, at a minimum including life safety standards. All emergency service building projects must design the retrofit to seismic immediate occupancy standards in order to be eligible for the grant.

There will be another application round scheduled for 2018 that will include $75 million for school projects and $10 million for emergency service projects. Another announcement will be made with the dates for the 2018 round once the schedule has been finalized.

Visit the program's website for more information.

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