Lincoln County Community and Economic Development Fund Grant Applications Available
The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners is pleased to announce that grant applications are now available for local community and economic development projects. The next deadline for applications is Friday, October 28, 2011, at 5:00 p.m. A total of $125,000 is currently available in this fund.
Applications are accepted from local governments and nonprofit organizations that are recognized by the IRS as non-profit organizations in Lincoln County and are limited to a maximum of $15,000. Projects that have been recently approved include: cultural/community/recreational/health facilities in Lincoln City, Depoe Bay, Gleneden Beach, Siletz, Toledo, Harlan, Newport, Waldport, and Yachats; port renovations; industry support for fishing and tourism; Habitat for Humanity home build #11; public access computers for OCCC Information Commons; historical society and Yachats Youth Program; marketing on Yaquina Bay; and housing. Feasibility studies and technical assistance for community or economic development projects may also be proposed. Since the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners initiated this program in 2001, over $1,452,830 has been awarded to local governments and community organizations.
The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners encourages applicants to consider this program after they have sought other sources of funding. The commissioners also encourage projects that have already raised some backing and need additional assistance for completion or to leverage other sources of financial support.
Lincoln County receives funds from the Oregon Lottery based on the play of video lottery in the county. The Board of Commissioners has elected to: use this resource to: help with local community and economic projects through the Grant Program; support the Economic Development Alliance of Lincoln County and the Small Business Development Center through the Oregon Coast Community College; and provide low interest loans to small businesses.
Applicants are encouraged from every geographical area of Lincoln County. Applications are available on line at co.lincoln.or.us or by calling Julie Kay of the Commissioners Office at 265-4100, Lincoln County Courthouse 225 W. Olive Street, Room 110 Newport, Oregon 97365 Telephone: (541) 265-4100 FAX: (541) 265-4176.