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December 6, 2019 Media Contact
Nathan Buehler 503-689-3559

Business Oregon Announces Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Awards

Today Business Oregon announced investments in sixteen rural community projects throughout Oregon through the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program.

The grants total $8,371,147, and will support thirteen city and three county projects. The primary objective of the CDBG program is the development of livable communities by expanding economic opportunities, providing decent housing, and creating suitable living environments, principally for persons of low and moderate income.

"We work in partnership with rural Oregon communities to build stable, growing economies," said Business Oregon Assistant Director Chris Cummings. "The projects these investments will support will do just that, they set the stage for long-term rural community prosperity in Oregon."

Business Oregon administers the state of Oregon's annual federal allocation of CDBG funds for non-metropolitan cities and counties. Urban cities and counties, and tribes are not included in the state's program as they receive CDBG funds directly from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

The following is the list of recipients in this round of funding.

Public Works Projects:

  • City of Richland–$424,100
  • City of North Powder–$276,000
  • Klamath County, Bly Water District–$276,210
  • City of Monument–$1,799,373
  • City of Madras–$471,735

Community Facility Projects:

  • City of Halfway–$1,500,000
  • Coos County–$311,000
  • City of Prineville–$537,729

Microenterprise Assistance:

  • City of La Grande–$75,000
  • City of Roseburg–$100,000

Housing Rehabilitation Projects:

  • City of Prineville–$400,000
  • City of Falls City–$400,000
  • Klamath County–$400,000
  • City of Creswell–$400,000
  • City of Sweet Home–$500,000
  • City of McMinnville–$500,000

More information on each of these projects, as well as full program information, is available on our website.

Business Oregon, the state's economic development agency, invests in Oregon businesses, communities, and people to promote a globally competitive, diverse, and inclusive economy. The agency's services span rural community development and infrastructure financing; business retention, expansion and recruitment; export promotion and international trade; investments in industry research and development and entrepreneurship; small business assistance; and support for arts and cultural organizations.