The Oregon Community Foundation is currently accepting applications for its Eastern Oregon Border Board Scott Fairley Memorial Edge Grant to enhance economic vitality and opportunity by way of innovative and creative solutions in the Region. Proposed projects should focus on the overall objective of the Board and Fund to support workforce and economic development in the Region.
Donor Name: Oregon Community Foundation
County: Selected Counties
Type of Grant: Grant
Size of the Grant: $25,000
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.
Preference will be given to applications with matching funds. Matching funds must be identified with the application and available prior to the first draw of funds but no more than 45 days after an award is made. Documentation must be provided.
Applications will be accepted on at least an annual basis pending funding availability.
Maximum grant is $25,000.
Eligible applicants include all residents, landowners, schools, businesses, local governments, nonprofits and community groups within the Region.
For more information, visit OCF.