and emergency services buildings across the state of Oregon will soon be safer
due to the latest round of seismic rehabilitation grants from Business Oregon.
Twelve schools, including Sherwood Middle School, and eight emergency service
organizations will receive $35 million in grants to shore up their structures
in preparation for impending earthquakes.
a more resilient Oregon is a top priority, and we must continue our critical,
ongoing efforts to bolster our schools and key emergency and community centers
throughout the state,” Governor Kate Brown said. “By working together to
leverage local, state, and federal resources, we can create safer communities
that will be better prepared and ready to recover more quickly from a major
disaster or catastrophic Cascadia earthquake.”
Seismic Rehabilitation Grant Program is a state of Oregon competitive grant
program that provides funding for the seismic rehabilitation of critical public
buildings, specifically public schools and emergency services facilities. The
program was created by the Oregon Legislature in 2005, transferred to Business
Oregon in 2014, and is one of the infrastructure programs Business Oregon
administers who help develop livable and prosperous communities in addition to
business development services and programs.
Sherwood Middle School is a key component of addressing growth across the
district” said Jim Rose, Chief Operations Officer. “The Seismic Rehabilitation
Grant will help the district with a much needed strategic investment in our
facilities. We are thrilled to leverage these dollars with the 2016 Capital
Improvement Bond resources to keep students safe in their learning
Business Oregon for continuing to support student safety within the Sherwood