Find Nonprofit and Small Business Grants

Advance Search

Only Available for Paid Subscribers
Clear Filters
Search Filters

Seismic Rehabilitation Grant Program (SRGP)

Grants to Oregon Schools and Emergency Service Facilities
to Prepare Critical Public Buildings for Earthquakes

Agency Type:


Funding Source:

Add to My Calendar 

Oregon Business Development Department - Infrastructure Finance Authority (OBDD-IFA)

Deadline Date:

01/31/18 5:00 PM PDT


Request a Grant Writer

Large grants to Oregon public school districts, community colleges, education service districts, universities, and emergency service providers such as hospitals, fire stations, and police stations for the rehabilitation of public buildings in preparation for seismic activity.

The SRGP is a competitive grant program that provides state funds on a reimbursable basis for seismic rehabilitation of critical public buildings, which include hospital buildings with acute inpatient care facilities, fire stations, police stations, sheriffs’ offices, and other facilities used by state, county, district municipal law enforcement agencies. In addition, eligible school buildings must have a capacity of 250 or more persons that are routinely used for student activities by K-12 public schools, community colleges, education service districts (ESDs), and be owned by a school district, an education service district, a community college district or a community college service district.

Funding for seismic rehabilitation projects improve overall capabilities of the building to resist earthquake forces and reduce overall risks to populations using critical public buildings. Therefore, the performance level requirement of school projects is life-safety for the building occupants with continuity of the facilities’ operations as an essential consideration. The requirement of emergency services building projects is immediate occupancy for continued operation of such facilities following a seismic event.

Funding will be provided for the following types of seismic retrofitting projects and activities:

- Structural and non-structural improvements s (e.g.
Installation of anchor bolts and restraining straps, bracing systems) of existing
structures to increase the capability of the building to resist earthquake forces.
Note: Projects that include only non-structural improvements and have no
structural improvement elements will not be funded. The project must include all
structural and non-structural elements required to bring the building to life safety
or immediate occupancy standards.
- Architecture and engineering Architectural and engineering costs for final designs once the project has been
awarded; and
- Project management

SRGP requires that school facilities be retrofitted to Life Safety, and emergency service facilities to Immediate Occupancy standards as defined by the American Society of Civil Engineers.

- Life Safety means that a building may be damaged beyond repair during an earthquake but people will be able to safely exit the building.
- Immediate Occupancy means that not only will the building remain standing after an earthquake but emergency services will be able to continue to operate and provide services.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 166580

Estimated Size of Grant:

The maximum award for the seismic program has been updated to $2.5 million per building.

Term of Contract:

The grant period is two years.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The following entities are eligible to apply for grant assistance:

- Oregon public K-12 school districts;
- Community colleges;
- Education service districts;
- Hospital buildings with acute inpatient care facility;(see glossary)
- Fire stations;
- Police stations;
- Sheriffs’ offices;
- Other emergency facilities used by county, district or municipal law enforcement agencies; and
- School facilities must be owned by a school district, an education service district, a community college district or a community college service district.

Ineligible Activities:

- Maintenance activities.
- Project activities that do not meet the requirements of applicable Federal, State, and local laws.
- Any activities involving demolishing an existing structure (unless said demolition, such as removal of an unused URM chimney, can be shown to have life-safety benefits), mitigation reconstruction or demolition/rebuild.
- Non-structural activities that do not provide for total seismic upgrade to life safety or immediate occupancy.
- Projects located in the Tsunami Inundation Zone.
- Rehabilitation of a building located in the 100 flood zone.
- Reimbursement for already budgeted staff and routine or ongoing expenses of the recipient.

Buildings with a mix of eligible and ineligible projects can be considered for funding as long as the entity pays for the ineligible portion of the building.

Pre-Application Information:

The application period will open effective October 2, 2017. Applicants must submit their seismic rehabilitation grant application to OBDD-IFA by the application submission deadline date of January 31, 2018, 5:00 PM Pacific Daylight Time.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Applicants must use the appropriate address to submit 1 hard copy and 1 CD of application materials.

If mailing:

Seismic Rehabilitation Grant Program
Attention: Gloria Zacharias
Business Oregon
775 Summer Street NE, Suite 200
Salem, Oregon 97301

Or, if delivering in person or via FedEx/UPS:

Seismic Rehabilitation Grant Program
Attention: Gloria Zacharias
Business Oregon
775 Summer Street NE, Suite 200
Salem, Oregon 97301

For questions, contact:

Gloria Zacharias, SRGP Coordinator
Phone: 503-986-0132

URL for Full Text (RFP):

Geographic Focus:

USA: Oregon