Special Districts Insurance Services (SDIS) members are eligible to apply for the Safety and Security Matching Grant to help fund new safety and security related projects for their districts. The maximum matching grant per district is $5,000. SDIS may not fund all grant requests. Fill out and return your application for your district to be considered.

The grant program will not have a specific focus as it did last year. All safety and security program grant applications will be weighted the same with the exception of applicants that have never received grant funding being given priority. 

Frequently Asked Questions

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.

What projects will qualify for the matching grant?
Your district may apply for any new safety or security project you choose. Examples include 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?
Applications must be received by SDAO no later than noon on Friday, December 1, 2017. Applications received after noon on Friday, December 1, 2017 will not be considered. Submit applications to SDAO, PO Box 12613, Salem, Oregon 97309 or fax to (503) 371-4781.

* Preference will go to those members that did not receive a grant last year. If money is left over, we will award funds to prior recipients based on meeting the safety/security requirement and by the order in which applications were received. The SDIS Safety & Security Grant Program assists members with funding of safety and security projects that lead to reduced exposure in high-level claims categories. It is our goal to eliminate or lower risk to the SDIS insurance program by supporting members’ proactive approaches to preventing loss.

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Deadline: Noon on Friday, December 1, 2017

Safety & Security Grant Contact Information

Attn: Sandy Galaway
PO Box 12613
Salem OR 97309-0613

Email: sgalaway@sdao.com
Toll-free: 800-285-5461 ext. 111
Phone: 503-375-8891
Fax: 503-371-4781