Applications are now being accepted for the 2018-19 SDIS Safety and Security Grant Program! SDIS members are eligible to apply for a matching grant (maximum of $5,000) to help fund new safety and security related projects. This year, the SDIS Board of Trustees approved a dramatic increase in funding to increase the number of members that can benefit from this opportunity. Grants available have increased from $300,000 to $450,000.
What does “matching grant” mean?
This is a 50/50 matching grant program, which means the cost of the project will be split equally between your district and SDIS, up to a maximum of $5,000.
What do you mean by “a maximum of $5,000”?
If your district is planning a $10,000 project, you can apply to receive a maximum of $5,000 from SDIS.
Who decides if our grant request is accepted or denied?
The SDIS Safety Grant Committee will review each application to determine which applications are eligible to receive funding. The committee will use two priority levels in determining grant recipients:
• First Priority: Grant applicants who have never received an SDIS Safety & Security Grant.
• Second Priority: Grant applicants who did not receive an SDIS Safety & Security Grant in the
2017/2018 fiscal year (July 1, 2017-June 30, 2018).
Matching grants will be awarded to applicants that meet the eligibility requirements by order of priority. After the first priority level has been funded, grants will be awarded to applicants in the second priority level. After all qualifying applicants in the top two priority levels have been funded, matching grants will be awarded to applicants that meet the eligibility requirements in the order the application is received, until funds have been exhausted.
What projects will qualify for the matching grant?
Your district may apply for any new safety or security project you choose. Examples include but are not limited to video surveillance equipment, security systems, enhanced parking lot lighting, and safe shop equipment. Routine maintenance to existing facilities and normal business expenses will not be considered.
When is the application deadline?
Fill out and return the application for your district by mail to SDAO, PO Box 12613, Salem, Oregon 97309 or email to Sandy Galaway by noon on Friday, November 9, 2018. Applications received after noon on Friday, November 9, 2018 will not be considered.
For more information about this program, please contact Sandy Galaway at 503-375-8891 or by email.
Safety & Security Grant Contact Information
Attn: Sandy Galaway
PO Box 12613
Salem OR 97309-0613
Toll-free: 800-285-5461 ext. 111