More Seismic Grants Available for Oregon Public Schools and Emergency Service FacilitiesAug 21 2018 · 0 comments · NISHKIAN DEAN, Seismic ·0
By Robert A. Aman, PE, SE
The Seismic Rehabilitation Grant Program (SRGP) has a new application round that opened July 2, 2018, and closes on November 16, 2018, at 5:00pm. The SRGP is a State of Oregon biannual competitive grant program the provides funding for the seismic rehabilitation of existing critical public buildings, including public K-12 schools and emergency services facilities such as hospitals, acute inpatient care facilities, fire stations, police stations, 9-1-1 centers, and Emergency Operations Centers.
Seismic bracing installed in Fowler Middle School Gym, Tigard, OR
Photo Credit: Shane Kucera, Fortis Construction
SRGP was created by the Oregon legislature in 2005 when seismic safety and an interest in creating a more resilient Oregon were gaining visibility and more funds were allocated toward the cause. The current round will have $75 million dollars available for K-12 public school projects and $10 million dollars available for emergency services projects. Awards are scheduled to be announced in April 2019. The maximum award for each project is $2.5 million dollars, which was increased from the previous round’s $1.5 million award. The grant covers the construction costs for structural and non-structural seismic improvements, engineering and other design consultant fees, and project management.
- Engineering Assessment Report and Retrofit Scheme (ASCE 41-13)
- Cost Estimate for Retrofit Scheme
- Benefit Cost Analysis
Applications are evaluated and ranked by the SRGP grant committee, who makes their decision based on the quality, completeness, and relative importance of each project.
More information and resources about the SRGP and can be found at the following website link:
Nishkian Dean has successfully assisted school districts in Oregon with their grant applications and securing these awards. For additional information please read this previous SRGP article. Please contact us if you have an interest in applying for a seismic grant.
Robert A. Aman is an Associate with Nishkian Dean