Business Improvement Grant
Round Three Deadline: September 30, 2022
This program offers matching grants up to $2,500 for the structural or cosmetic improvement of businesses in Reedsport. Grants to businesses within the Urban Renewal District are funded by the Urban Renewal Agency.
The grant amount requested cannot total more than 50% of the total project cost or $2,500, whichever is greater. In-kind contributions such as labor can count towards the match. Projects that are complete under budget will receive the amount needed to cover the actual costs, with the remaining funds cycling back into the grant program in order to benefit more businesses throughout Reedsport.
All projects must be completed six months from the time that the grant is awarded. Extensions may be given under certain circumstances. Learn more by clicking: Business Improvement Grant
Artist in Residency Program
The Oregon Coast School of Art was founded in early 2020 at the wonderful old Jewett Middle School in Gardiner, Oregon. The potential and opportunities to build a thriving arts community are endless. We made incredible progress this past year! Some of the highlights include:
Please join our fundraiser to remodel two classrooms into resident studio apartments! Donate online or download a pdf donation form to mail in your contribution or call and talk to Emily in person.
Each classroom will cost an estimated $16,000 to remodel. Construction to transform these wonderful classrooms into livable/workable spaces include:
– Emily Free Wilson, Director
The goal: to raise $32,000 during the month of May!
A group of local businesses and individuals (*listed below) are dedicated to seeing us meet our goal by committing a matching grant for a total of $10,820! This is just over a third of our goal! So, once we raise $10,820, it will double to be $21,640!
As a way to honor each donor legacy, we will put your name, or a name of a loved one on a special tile that will be installed in the hallways of the resident studios. The soft diamond shaped tile will be installed to show movement of water, wind, waves and leaves flowing through the school hallways. Each donation will make a difference!
$25-$99 – 6” tile
$100 – $499 – 7.5” tile
$500 – $999 – 9” tile
$1000 – $4999 – 12” tile
$5000 – You become the official “sponsor” for a residency. Your name will be associated with the actual classroom and residency for 1 full year; and a 12” tile installed.
Once the fundraising goal has been met, a timeline will be put in motion and application requirements for a residency will be announced! Thank you for your generous donation and if you have any questions about our exciting programs, please call or email Emily at 541-901-1033 and firstname.lastname@example.org
2022 Oregon Main Street Revitalization Grant Announcement
The Reedsport Main Street Program will receive $200,000 in matching funds for roof and electrical improvements to six commercial buildings in downtown Reedsport.
Funded projects include:
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