CARES Act Funding
The Cascades West Economic Development District (CWEDD) received Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) funding to assist partners with responding to the specific recovery needs in the unique communities across the district. Eligible applicants included City and County governments in Benton, Lane, Lincoln, and Linn that demonstrated direct work supporting and improving economic resiliency and recovery. A total of 27 applications were received with 18 projects being funded.
Decisions to award were based on the following:
- Demonstrates an immediate need for the project.
- Demonstrates ability to complete the project in the required timeline (by May 30, 2022).
- Demonstrates that applicant and project meet the eligibility requirements.
- Preference given to projects that demonstrate connection to Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) or Governor’s Rapid Economic Recovery Plan