For Immediate Release: May 9, 2022
Frank Stratton, Executive Director
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Special Districts in Oregon Awarded Over $42,000 in Grant Funding
College-level students across the state will have more opportunities in securing summer internships with Oregon’s local governments this year with over $42,000 in matching internship grants awarded to 15 special districts from Special Districts Association of Oregon (SDAO).
Essential and critical to Oregon’s communities, special districts deliver much-needed services to their communities while also supporting their local workforce. In addition, many districts offer summer internships to college-level students in their area who are seeking to learn more about local government careers. SDAO recognizes and supports these efforts by providing matching grants through the SDAO Internship Grant Program.
To be considered for a matching grant, districts must submit applications outlining the details of their project, the benefits it will bring to the district, and how they will utilize a summer intern. The maximum grant is $3,000 and must be matched by the district at 50%. For example, a project that will cost $6,000 or more is eligible for a $3,000 grant. At the end of the summer, recipients must submit a project summary and receipts to SDAO.
All SDAO members were invited to apply. The following districts were selected:
|Clackamas River Water||$1,600|
|Corbett Water District||$3,000|
|Harrisburg Fire & Rescue||$3,000|
|Jefferson Fire District||$3,000|
|Lane Library District||$3,000|
|Marion County Fire District #1||$3,000|
|McKenzie Fire & Rescue||$3,000|
|Multnomah County Drainage District #1||$3,000|
|Pleasant Hill Goshen Fire & Rescue||$2,974|
|Springfield Utility Board||$3,000|
|Sweet Home Fire & Ambulance District||$3,000|
|Umatilla County Fire District #1||$3,000|
|West Extension Irrigation District||$3,000|
|Willamalane Park & Recreation District||$3,000|
Special Districts Association of Oregon represents over 920 special districts in the state of Oregon assisting them in providing cost-effective and efficient public services to the people of Oregon. For more information, please visit www.sdao.com.