Site Assessment and Development Plan Grants
As funds are available, the Department will provide grants on a competitive basis to: Public owners of RSIS or public entities that have entered into development agreements or other agreements with private owners with respect to RSIS, to perform due diligence assessments, define development-related constraints and create detailed development plans to move the site(s) toward a state of market-readiness.
Sites identified within designated Regional Significant Industrial Areas (RSIA); or
Sites considered and designated by the Department from nominations by Public Entity. Nominations may be submitted at any time, considered in order received, within the following criteria and requirements:
Contains site or sites, including brownfields and “Decision Ready” sites, that are suitable for the location of new industrial uses or the expansion of existing industrial uses and can provide significant additional employment in the region;
Has site characteristics that give the area significant competitive advantages that are difficult or impossible to replicate in the region;
Has superior access to transportation and freight infrastructure, including but not limited to rail, port, airport, multimodal freight or transshipment facilities and other major transportation facilities or routes;
Public Entity has entered into Development Agreement with the property owner (public or private);
Property is available for sale or lease, and listed on Oregon’s site selection service;
Specifically identified in the Regional Solutions Team project list or priorities; and
The nomination request will be considered by Department staff and Regional Solutions Team, who will complete a staff report and respond to Public Entity with written decision within 45 days of receipt of the nomination.
Grant awards will based on the following factors:
Availability of appropriated funds;
Total program not to exceed 80 percent of annual allocation;
Public Entity grant not to exceed the lesser of $100,000 per site or amount established in annual program guidelines;
Assessments and development plans that contribute towards “Certified Industrial Site” designation;
Receipt of complete application form provided by Department that includes at a minimum: Public Entity applicant information, copy of property listing, map of proposed RSIS, sponsor agreements, scope of work and budget estimate, consultation with Regional Solution Team(s), and contact information; and
Department reserves the right to prioritize sites and assessments proposed in the application to meet fund limitations and State or Regional priorities.