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April 7, 2016 Media Contact
Nathan Buehler 503-689-3559

Business Oregon Announces Grant Awardees for School Seismic Retrofits

Today the committee overseeing the state's Seismic Rehabilitation Grant Program announced 41 schools to receive $50 million in grants.

Business Oregon, the state's economic development agency, oversees the program to rehab schools and other critical public buildings so they will be better prepared to withstand a major earthquake. This important tool to keep schools and emergency buildings safe was championed by Senate President Peter Courtney, who held a media event today to announce the awardees.

The Oregon legislature allocated $175 million in funding for schools to the program for the 2015-17 biennium.This was the first phase of that funding, awarding $50 million. The next phase for the remaining $125 million will be announced in 2017, with applications due this September.

The committee received 107 applications for this round of grants.

Details on how the program works, eligibility, process and history can be found on the program Web page.

Get a complete list of the 41 grant recipients.