Baker City Downtown awarded a grant for $200,000 according to Representative Owens

By on Friday, June 17th, 2022 in Featured Stories

BAKER CITY – Oregon District 60 Representative Mark Owens has shared some information on the news about the Main Street Revitalization Grant that was recently awarded in Baker City.  This funding was approved during the 2021 Legislative Session.

According to Owens “Baker City Downtown was awarded a grant for $200,000 to complete Phase 5 of 6 structural needs of the Orpheum Theatre in Baker City. They will provide $120,000 in matching funds for this project.”

Owens also noted that “the grant program was created during the 2015 legislative session, and placed with the Oregon State Historic Preservation Office. The legislation established a permanent fund for the Oregon Main Street Revitalization Grant, and provided an initial infusion of funds from the sale of lottery bonds. The legislature included the Oregon Main Street Revitalization Grant in the lottery bond package approved in 2021. An additional grant round will occur in 2023”

“More information about the Main Street Revitalization Grant program is attached. The Main Street Program 2021 Annual report is also available to learn more about this statewide economic development and downtown revitalization program. Please let us know if we can provide any additional information on this program or the grants.”