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Content taken from Regional Disaster Preparedness Organization (RDPO) Newsletter (09.25.20)

New! Business Oregon Community Development Stakeholder Survey

  • As a recipient of funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Business Oregon* administers the Community Development Block Grant Program and is conducting a short survey to collect updated information on housing and community development needs throughout the state. This survey will provide important information used to inform the new Five-Year Consolidated Plan. The Consolidated Plan is a HUD requirement and sets the strategic vision for allocating housing and community development block grant (CDBG) funds for 2020 through 2024. 
  • This short survey takes approximately 15 minutes to complete and can be accessed online at

September is Preparedness Month

  • September is National Preparedness Month, when people are encouraged to be ready to act fast in case of another virus outbreak, medical quarantine, earthquake, tsunami, major power outage or other life-threatening emergency. Check out the Oregonian article linked above for some preparedness tips. 
  • The nine-day closure of the northbound span of the I-5 Interstate Bridge begins next week, September 12-20, when crews will replace mechanical parts that help lift and lower the bridge.

    On the morning of Saturday, September 12, crews will begin the work to move northbound traffic onto the southbound span of the bridge and install the zipper barrier. By the afternoon of Saturday, September 12, I-5 traffic in both directions will be sharing the three lanes on the southbound span of the bridge.

Seismic Rehabilitation Grant Program Accepting Applications
  • The Seismic Rehabilitation Grant Program is accepting applications from September 1, 2020 until December 15, 2020 at 5pm. All of the forms and guidance documents can be found on their web page. Please note the forms have been updated to include all of the latest requirements, including the engineering requirements. All seismic assessments must use the ASCE 41-17 checklists. Updated guidance pieces have been posted which are important to read before beginning the application process. Please use the newest version of all of the forms for your submission. 
  • Their goal is to be able to announce awards for this round of funding by the end of March 2020. There is $50 million available to award for school projects and $10 million available for emergency services projects. If you need any further information please contact Gloria Zacharias ( or Mike Lueck (

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