Community and Economic Development Grant Applications

Revenue is received from the Oregon Lottery to fund the Umatilla County Economic Development Department. These funds are utilized to stimulate economic development, promote tourism and support community development in our communities. Grants are available from Umatilla County for these purposes.

Economic Development grants are focused on supporting efforts that will result in an increase of jobs and economic growth whether that be assisting a new businesses to site in Umatilla County or existing businesses wishing to grow with success in Umatilla County.

Community Development grants are focused on projects that enhance a community rather than simply being a donation sponsoring an event, cause or activity. “Enhance a community” means that there will be something of tangible, lasting value remaining in the community beyond the end of the project. Other objectives also incorporated into the selection criteria might be, for example, helping a community leverage with other programs to achieve the enhancement objective or helping the community with a required grant match for something that reaches the enhancement objective.

To be considered for a grant, please complete and return the application below.

Grants are reviewed the last Wednesday of the quarter in March, June, September and December. Deadlines for grant applications to be turned in for 2019 are 5:00 pm on March 20, June 19, September 18 and December 18, 2019.

Click here to download the grant application.
Click here to download the final report