Funding

Looking to fund your innovative electric mobility product or project?

Drive Oregon offers grants of up to $50,000 to match incoming investments from public or private sources.  To date, grants of just over $400,000 have leveraged well over $4 million in additional investment. These grants have supported various projects including RYNO Motors‘ pre-production run of their single-wheel electric motorcycle, and Linn Benton Community College’s Advanced Transportation Technology Center.

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Matching Grant Programs

Is your company pursuing a federal grant or private equity investment?  Consider applying for one of our grant programs.  Successful applicants will receive a direct pledge to match up to 20% of their other funding sought, with a minimum award of $5,000 and a maximum award of $50,000.  To be considered, Drive Oregon requires your proposal demonstrate a minimum of a 5:1 funding match.

Drive Oregon’s Matching Grant Program can help maximize the returns on your effort and lend credibility to your proposals.  Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and reviewed quarterly.  If you are interested in learning more, download the Drive Oregon Matching Grant Program Guidelines.

Drive Oregon’s Tech Focus Grants are designed to encourage innovation in specific emerging technology areas that have broad impacts on the electric vehicle and transportation industry in Oregon.  These matching grants are a part of our broader grant program, but call for proposals addressing technologies and demonstration projects within targeted technology areas.  To learn more about the grant, please review one of our previous solicitations which closed in September 2014: Drive Oregon Tech Focus Grant – Summer 2014.  We’ll be announcing our next Tech Focus grant opportunity in early to mid-2015 – sign up for our newsletter to get the announcement!

Questions or Interested in Applying to our Grant Programs?

Contact Grant Program Manager Emmaline Pohnl via email or phone at 503.724.8670 to learn more about eligibility requirements and the application process for both opportunities.