Four Local Organizations Receive Grant Funding

Deer Island, OR – March 24, 2022 – Four local organizations were awarded Community Economic Development Grants by Columbia River PUD’s Board of Directors at their March 22 meeting.

Columbia County Habitat for Humanity was awarded $5,000 to help complete the construction of its new Home Ownership Resource Center.

The City of Scappoose was awarded $5,000 to go toward the Scappoose Adventure Festival, a one-day community event scheduled for September 10. The event is a follow-up to the Scappoose 100-Year Celebration held in 2021.

Riverside Community Outreach was awarded $5,000 toward the renovation of its newfound long-term home on Columbia Boulevard in St. Helens. The building will help Riverside Community Outreach continue its care for the community’s vulnerable children and support families impacted by foster care.

The Scappoose Public Library was awarded $2,800 to expand its Movies in the Park program. They plan to purchase a larger screen and hire local entertainment for the events occurring every Friday in August.

CRPUD’s Community Economic Development Grant is available to local not-for-profit entities for projects promoting economic development and enhancing livability in our community. Grants are awarded twice a year.

The deadline to be considered for the first round of funding in 2022 was February 28. The deadline to apply for the second round of funding is August 31.

Individual grants are limited to $5,000 and may not exceed one-half of the total project costs.