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Tips & Tools
December 2017
 
Eastern Oregon Business Source
 
 
 
 

Happy Holidays

There are many positive things happening around the region and we are humbled to play a role in some exciting ways! Two years ago, I could not have imagined how many projects we'd be a part of and that we'd be in a regional role of highlighting best practices.
 
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School to Careers
 
 
Christina van der Kamp
 
Year two of the School to Careers program is well underway with a continuation of the private-public partnership between Eastern Oregon Business Source and the Pendleton School District.
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Employee Pipeline Project
 
Pendleton School District, Umatilla County, CAPECO, and EOBS have partnered to lead a homegrown workforce development initiative that will directly benefit PSD students and local employers.
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Non-Profits and EOBS Join Forces
 
 
Umatilla County Historical Society
 
The Umatilla County Historical Society is excited to announce that they have been awarded a grant from the Oregon Heritage Commission. This grant award, along with another successful award from the Randall Foundation, are a part of a fundraising effort to create, build and install a new long-term exhibit at the Heritage Museum.
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The Woolery Project
 
Gilliam County's future regional event center will be built with the area's heritage in mind. The vision involves building a basic barn structure that will accommodate over 300 people, with both indoor and outdoor areas for enjoyment.
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Umatilla County Regional Capacity Building
 
Umatilla County
 
Regional Capacity Building County Contacts
Bill Elfering
County Commissioner
Contact: bill.elfering@umatillacounty.net

Robert Waldher
Planning Director
Contact: Robert.waldher@umatillacounty.net
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Workforce Development is on the Radar
 
The Regional Capacity Building Team, under the direction of Umatilla County Economic and Community Development, has identified workforce development as a major priority.
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Department of Public Health
 
The Umatilla County Health Department partnered with Eastern Oregon Business Source to write and submit a successful Meyer Memorial Trust Grant in the amount of $25,000.00.
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Emergency Management
 
In November 2016 EOBS started work with Umatilla County Emergency Management on grant projects to submit for the 2017 State Homeland Security Grant. We are pleased to announce that 2 grant projects were approved for funding.
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Tips and Tools
 
Rural Opportunity Initiative (ROI)
 
Deadline Extension for Letters of Intent
Completed Letter of Intent forms are now due by noon on December 20, 2017, this is a change from the original December 1 deadline.
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Grant Writing Tips
 
Make a grant plan. Take the time to do research and create a grant strategy for the year. Having a grant strategy in place will help you manage your writing time and funding priorities.
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Don't miss these exciting funding opportunities!
 
Rural Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) Community Facilities Fund:
 
Purpose:
Help develop and improve essential community facilities such as hospitals, healthcare centers, educational facilities, etc. in rural areas.
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Hearst Foundation:
 
Purpose:
Support well-established nonprofits that address issues within four areas: education, health, culture, and social service.
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Norman Foundation Grants:
 
Purpose:
Promote economic justice and development through community organizing, coalition building and policy reform efforts.
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Eastern Oregon Business Source Contacts
 
 

Eastern Oregon Business Source
245 SE 4th Pendleton, OR 97801
https://www.eobusinesssource.com/

Susan Bower
SHRM SCP, MBA, President and Owner
Email Susan
 
Brittany Johnson
Community Development Coordinator
Email Brittany
 
Christina van der Kamp
School to Careers Coordinator
Email Christina
 
Bonnie Day
Project Coordinator
Email Bonnie
 
 
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