Tag Archives: Federal Funding

State should let localities spend COVID funds

The Legislature opened and closed its special session to balance the budget Monday, but took no action on releasing more of the federal Coronavirus Relief Fund money the state received on behalf of local governments. Legislative leaders should move quickly to send the rest of that money to local jurisdictions who can put it to […]
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Oregon to Benefit from New National Parks Funding

A recently passed stimulus package could be the key to protecting the 72,000 outdoor recreation jobs in Oregon. According to the Oregon Outdoor Industry Association, outdoor recreation in Oregon generates $16.4 billion in consumer spending annually and generates $749 million in state and local tax revenue. The Great American Outdoors Act, passed by both houses […]
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National outdoors bill to benefit Oregon parks – OPB’s Think Out Loud

Oregon’s parks will be eligible for nearly double the amount of federal funds they normally receive after President Donald Trump signed the Great American Outdoors Act this week. The bill set aside almost $10 billion for maintenance in the nation’s national parks and funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund. We hear about the […]
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Where States Get Their Money, FY 2018

Taxes and federal funds together account for 81% of revenue for the 50 states. Taxes are the largest revenue source in 44 states, while federal funds are greatest in six: Alaska, Louisiana, Mississippi, Montana, New Mexico, and Wyoming.This infographic displays a breakdown of each state’s revenue by major categories. Source: Where States Get Their Money, […]
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Governor not funding Clackamas County’s pandemic response

Jim Bernard: Board of County Commissioners needs your help to urge Gov. Kate Brown to distribute federal funding. The Board of County Commissioners needs your help to urge Gov. Kate Brown and the state to distribute the federal funding we are due for COVID-19 relief. Source: Pamplin Media Group – Governor not funding Clackamas County’s […]
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OHA funds groups to support contract tracing, outreach

On July 23, The Oregon Health Authority announced the launch of a new program to fund work by Community Based Organizations to help respond to COVID-19 in culturally and linguistically responsive ways in communities across the state. OHA will provide 173 CBOs with $9.4 million in CARES Act funds. The CBOs are contracted to help […]
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As I See It: Corvallis misapplying CARES aid

Like many, I was appalled at the moral turpitude evidenced by Fortune 500 companies and high net worth institutions applying for and securing millions of federal stimulus dollars intended to shore up small business operations during the pandemic. The amount of pork-barrel loopholes in federal stimulus funding guidelines sans important fiscal oversight has resulted in […]
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Local governments say state is short-changing them on federal COVID-19 relief funds

An informal coalition of local governments, civic and business groups across Oregon say they are being short-changed by state political leaders in charge of allocating about $1.6 billion in federal coronavirus relief funds. “This is disturbing to me,” said Pendleton city councilor Paul Chalmers, who backs the coalition. “If the state was following the guidelines […]
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Live Updates: Oregon tops 16,000 known coronavirus cases

COVID-19 has claimed nine more lives in Oregon, raising the death toll to 282, state health officials said Friday. Those nine deaths are the highest number of deaths reported in a single day in the state since the beginning of the pandemic, the Oregon Health Authority said. Source: Live Updates: Oregon tops 16,000 known coronavirus […]
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The Great American Outdoors Act passes, could mean big things for Oregon

The U.S. House gave final congressional approval Wednesday to the Great American Outdoors Act. The bill, which is being hailed as one of the most important environmental bills to pass in decades, secures permanent funding for the Land Water Conservation Fund. The act now moves to President Trump’s desk, and he’s stated previously that he […]
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