State Preparedness and Incident Response Equipment (SPIRE) Grant Program
Oregon House Bill 2687, which became effective in August 2017, established a grant program to distribute emergency preparedness equipment, which may include vehicles or other property, to local governments and other recipients to be used to decrease risk of life and property resulting from an emergency. Items purchased must qualify as capital assets, meaning individual items must cost at least $5,000. A total of $5,000,000 is available to procure emergency preparedness equipment to help Oregon communities prepare, respond, and recover from emergencies.
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Strategic Investment Fund
NOTICE: Strategic Investment Fund is no longer available for 2018/2019 investments. Stay tuned for future funding opportunities.
The purpose of this fund is to rapidly and surgically respond to high value destination development projects during critical moments of need to sustain their viability and/or momentum. High value is determined according to the priorities expressed in the attached grant guidelines and elaborated in the approved 2017-2019 RCTP OREGON COAST PLAN FINAL.
“There are many larger pools of money with lengthy application processes,” states Marcus Hinz, OCVA Executive Director, “but we’ve observed there are not many easily accessible grant opportunities for smaller, more modest projects.” The fund was created with the recognition that many community efforts are operated using volunteer time and the large, often arduous, grant application processes may become a barrier to worthy community projects.
Money for the Si-Fund comes from the state-wide 1.8% Transient Lodging Tax collected by the Oregon Tourism Commission, DBA Travel Oregon and grant guidelines have been derived from the 2-Year Regional Cooperative Tourism Program (RCTP) plan which OCVA negotiated with Travel Oregon. Please see attached for full details.