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News & Announcements

  • OSHA Temporary Rule Summary: Learn more
  • Apply for Coronavirus Relief Funding – Round Five Now Open: Learn more
  • Take Action: Ask Congress to Include Special Districts: Late Monday, U.S. House of Representatives leadership released a revised version of the HEROES Act without modifications to the Coronavirus Relief Fund special districts have been advocating for. As the $2.2 trillion bill has only been introduced, we must act now to remind Oregon’s delegation to the U.S. House of Representatives of the importance of special districts’ inclusion in COVID-19 relief for local governments. Read more...
  • SDAO Newsletter: Fall 2020: The fall edition of the SDAO newsletter is now available for download.
  • FEMA Public Assistance for Wildfire Crisis - Debris Removal Guidance and Debris Removal Private Property: This week, at the Governor’s request, the Oregon Office of Emergency Management (OEM) began the process with FEMA to add Federal Public Assistance grant funds for all special districts dealing with the current wildfire crisis. Read more...
  • Public Infrastructure Damage and Response Cost Damage Assessment Request - Due 9/25/20: To follow up on the received Major Disaster Declaration (DR-4562-OR) for Individual Assistance and the continuation of Category B Emergency Protective measures in the designated counties, we are requesting impacted counties to submit public infrastructure Initial Damage Assessments (IDA) to support the follow up request for FEMA Public Assistance for Category A, and the Permanent Work Categories. Read more...
  • SDAO Response to Oregon OSHA Infectious Disease Rule Implementation: Recently, we were notified that Oregon OSHA was planning to implement an infectious disease rule that could have a large impact on special district operations. With the current decline in COVID-19 cases both in Oregon and worldwide, we believe that the adoption of these temporary rules is unnecessary and overly costly to Oregon employers. Read more...
  • SDAO Continues Leadership on Special Districts Provide Essential Services Act. Read more...
  • Oregon Fire Chiefs Association Awards Grant to Public Safety EAP: OFCA awarded Special Districts Insurance Services (SDIS) with a $15,000 grant to assist with funding the Public Safety Employee Assistance Program (EAP). Read more...
  • Applications are now being accepted for the 2020-21 SDIS Safety and Security Grant Program! SDIS members are eligible to apply for a matching grant (maximum of $2,500) to help fund expenses related to COVID-19 or a new safety and security-related project. Learn more.
  • First Special Session of 2020: The first special session of 2020 has come to a close. Read more about the bills that passed and other important information.
  • COVID-19: Coronavirus Outbreak: Stay up to date with our page dedicated to COVID-19 resources and an FAQ.
  • New Program for Members: SDAO AcademyLearn more about SDAO's newest program designed to prepare special district employees for leadership roles.
  • SDAO Board Member Recruitment Toolkit: Are you recruiting for a new board member? Our new Board Member Recruitment Toolkit can help!
  • HR ResourcesLearn more about the recent changes to policies and legislation.

 

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