Working with Communities

​Request for Applications

Deadline to Apply is Monday, April 30, 2018 by 5:00 p.m.


The Regional Solutions Program – consisting of advisory committees, Governor’s coordinators, and interagency state teams – provides a one-stop shop for communities throughout the state. Eleven Regional Solutions teams support community and economic development to help attract and expand business and industry, create good jobs, and improve the economy. They bring the right people to the table and coordinate state action to solve problems and streamline government. These state agency teams help integrate and align permitting requirements, remove barriers to business retention and expansion, and quickly respond to issues that address community and economic development priorities in the region.

One of the tools used by Regional Solutions to support economic and community development is the Regional Infrastructure Fund (RIF). The RIF provides grants and loans to local governments for Regional Solutions capital construction projects. The Oregon Business Development Department administers the fund.

During the 2017 Legislative Session, the Legislature authorized the issuance of lottery bonds to produce $4 million in net proceeds for the RIF and requested that projects be approved by the Legislature or Emergency Board before the bonds are sold in spring of 2019. The $4 million is to be distributed statewide, with each of the 11 regions being allotted a minimum of $200,000. We are seeking applications for capital construction projects between $50,000 and $1 million. 

Deadline to Apply is Monday, April 30, 2018 by 5:00 p.m.

RIF Application​   

  1. Download or save the form to your desktop, then open the desktop copy
  2. Submit completed application & attachments via email to infrastructurefund.regional@oregon.gov​​

​​Additional materials


  1. Download or save the form to your desktop, then open the desktop copy
  2. Submit completed application & attachments via email to infrastructurefund.regional@oregon.gov