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State Preparedness and Incident Response Equipment (SPIRE) Grant Program

The State Preparedness and Incident Response Equipment (SPIRE) grant program provides equipment to local governments and other recipients for emergency preparedness. The program funds the purchasing and distribution of equipment, including vehicles and other property, to be used during an emergency to decrease the risk for loss of life and property damage. Oregon House Bill 2687 funds the program and became effective in August 2017.

During the 2021 Legislative Session, HB 2426 added Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) equipment to the list and required that USAR equipment receive the highest priority. 

 
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For more information, contact:
Carole Sebens, Grants Coordinator
503-798-1938
Carole.L.Sebens@oem.oregon.gov


Click to download the SPIRE Annual Report 2022.


The SPIRE 2 grant application process is currently closed. OEM has notified applicants and is working to fulfill the equipment requests. A complete list of OEM-awarded SPIRE 2 requests can be found here: SPIRE 2 Request List.

SPIRE Grant Application Resources

SPIRE 2 Project Worksheet

SPIRE Zoom Call Schedule

SPIRE 2 FAQ's

SPIRE 2 Guidance

SPIRE 2 Equipment List