Northern Wasco County PUD is accepting applications for economic development grants until April 18, 2018, at 5 p.m.
The PUD’s Board of Directors has allocated $50,000 this year to help fund economic development projects within its district.
“Competitively priced and reliable energy services are just a few ways that your customer-owned PUD can help with local economic development,” says Roger Kline, PUD General Manager. “Another way is to establish grant funds such as these in order to provide further incentive for organizations to establish themselves or grow within our community.”
Applications are available through one of the following methods: at the PUD office, 2345 River Road, The Dalles; on the PUD website; or by calling the office and requesting an application be faxed or mailed. Direct questions to Kathy McBride at 541-298-3302.
Applicants must provide documentation of nonprofit status, not be affiliated with a religion, and have not been funded more than twice in any five-year period. Projects must be for infrastructure or property with a life expectancy of at least five years and located within the Northern Wasco County PUD service area.
Applications must be for $20,000 or less. A complete application must include a brief history of the requesting organization and description of project, including how the project will economically benefit the community, what steps are being taken to bring the project to successful completion, other community resources being used and how the organization and project will contribute back to the community.
A detailed budget of the proposed project, including contributions and labor, must accompany the application, as well as proof of “not for profit” status. Grants awarded for projects not commenced within one year of award will require special approval by the Board of Directors to avoid forfeit.
The Board of Directors will consider grant requests at their May 1, 2018 meeting.