SDAO Internship Grant Program

Information about the 2020 program to come in February!

  The SDAO Internship Grant Program is available to SDAO members to assist in meeting or improving loss control and best practices, ultimately benefiting both the district and the intern. This grant is not intended to fund routine maintenance needs or normal staffing requirements, but to help with project needs.

Interns must be hired by the district as temporary employees to be in compliance with wage and hour laws relative to compensating student interns. A freshman through junior college-level student will need to be hired to qualify for funding of this grant. The maximum grant per district is $3,000; the funding must be matched by the district by 50%. For example, you may be eligible to receive up to $3,000 on your request for a project that will cost your district $6,000 or more. You may be eligible to receive up to a maximum of $2,100 on your request for a project that will cost your district $4,200. SDAO may not fund all grant requests.

The SDAO Awards Committee will review each application to determine which projects are eligible to receive funding. Funds will be disbursed before July 1. 

To be considered, your completed Internship Grant Program application (PDF) (Word) must be received by SDAO by the designated deadline

Submit your completed application by mail to SDAO, PO Box 12613, Salem, Oregon 97309; by e-mail to; or by fax to 503-371-4781. Attach a separate sheet if necessary.