CDBG Awards

2018 Second Application Round Awards

4,118,800 in grants for one (1) county and four (4) city projects have been awarded. The grants from the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program will assist rural communities with funding for important projects around the state. The five (5) awards are summarized below:

City of John Day

The city of John Day owns and operates a wastewater system that serves approximately 2,440 residents. The city is to complete improvements to its wastewater system to maintain regulatory compliance with the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ). Specifically, the improvements include the demolition of the city's existing Wastewater Treatment Facility (WWTF) and construction of a new WWTF at a new location west of the existing WWTF.

The city is currently seeking funding to proceed with the final design of the wastewater system improvements to proactively address the regulatory future compliance issues identified by DEQ. Total CDBG award: $196,500

City of Elgin

The city's wastewater system, built in 1964, experiences Inflow and Infiltration (I&I) from groundwater sources. February 2017, during the winter the city experienced significant I&I resulting in a sanitary sewer overflow (SSO) event into the Grande Ronde River.

On July 13, 2017, the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) issued the city a warning letter for exceeding National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit requirements. In order to bring the city of Elgin's sewer system into reliable and consistent compliance, the collection system is in need of significant rehab and replacement. This project is to complete Final Design of collection system replacement. Total CDBG award: $476,400.

City of Willamina

The city of Willamina owns and operates a water system that serves approximately 2,025 residents and the Willamina Lumber Mill just outside the city limits. Source water is conveyed from Willamina Creek to the city's water treatment plant. As identified within the city's 2015 Water Master Plan the city's water intake and raw water pump station, which is considered as one of the highest priorities to address, is at risk of cutting off the entire city from access to water.

The combined issues of an eroding riverbank and a migrating gravel bar have created the urgent need to relocate the city's water intake system and repair/upgrade those pipes and booster stations in line between the intake system and the water treatment plant. This project is to complete Final Design of the water intake and water system improvements. Total CDBG award: $495,900.

Grant County

The county is receiving fund to design and construction of Meredith House, a domestic trauma service center, for Heart of Grant County to provide confidential advocacy services and meet emergency shelter needs for victims of domestic violence and abuse. The proposed service center would consist of three sections, all on one floor for handicap accessibility and designed for easy access for emergency services:

  1. Shelter with living quarters with three bedrooms, two bathrooms, small kitchen, living room and secure, private outside space with designated play and pet areas. The proposed setup is designed to house several victims at the same time with the flexibility to adapt for victims that have infants, children or special needs.
  2. Office service center with private offices for advocates, visiting attorneys and counselors to meet with victims; computer workstations for victims' use; playroom for children; a combination conference/kitchen area for group activities; storage for emergency clothing and personal care items, and operating supplies for the office and shelter.
  3. Garage to provide secure, hidden parking for victims.

Total CDBG award: $1,500.000.

City of Dayville

The city of Dayville is intending to design/construct the rehabilitation and expansion of the existing community center facility. The Dayville Community Hall has been a vital part of the Dayville community and surrounding area, and that continues to this day. The design & construction project will consist of demolishing the old addition and replacing it with a new smaller section. The existing 4,513-square-foot building will be renovated and rehabilitated. The addition will include a kitchen, men's and women's restrooms, and a vestibule between the main building and the multi-purpose room. Total CDBG award: $1,450,000.

Competitive Application Process

The program serves the non-metropolitan cities and counties of Oregon with funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

Business Oregon reviews applications for funding under the CDBG program on an annual basis or until all funds available for the year have been obligated. You are encouraged to contact the department and allow its regional development officer to work with you to develop an eligible project.