Technical Assistance

This area of MCEDD services emphasizes its role as the "go to" organization in the region to get projects moving.  MCEDD's specialization in grant writing, grant administration and Davis-Bacon/BOLI labor standard compliance allows our stakeholders to outsource that duty to us and allows them to keep focused on what they do best. MCEDD's technical assistance includes:

Federal Grants Management, Davis-Bacon and BOLI Labor Standard Compliance: MCEDD provides specialized labor standards compliance for federal and state grants. MCEDD has experience administering federal USDA, Community Development Block Grants and EPA grants. Currently we are supporting the following projects:

  • City of Antelope: Water improvement project
  • City of Cascade Locks: Water improvement project
  • Dallesport Water District: Water system consolidation and improvement
  • Dallesport Water District: Wastewater system planning
  • Klickitat County: Community Center construction
  • Wasco County/Mid-Columbia Center for Living: Mental health facility construction

Grant Writing and Technical Assistance: MCEDD provides grant writing assistance for our local jurisdictions. We heavily leverage from our work with the Agora Investment Platform. In FY15, a sample of the funding we helped secure:

  • EDA financing for the Columbia Gorge Regional Airport Flex Building
  • EDA financing for a flex building in Stevenson
  • USDA RBDG funding for projects in Oregon and Washington
  • USDA RCDI funding for the region to expand Agora
  • Private Foundation resources for local projects

Transportation Coordination Grants.  MCEDD has assisted GorgeTransLink since 2001, administering grants for market research, needs assessment, equipment and planning. Grants from ODOT, WSDOT and CTAA have helped Translink determine how best to improve coordination among the region's transportation providers. To learn more visit

County Economic Development: MCEDD provides staffing assistance for our three Oregon counties through the Hood River Economic Development Group, Sherman County Economic Development and Wasco County Economic Development Commission. Learn more through the County Links on the navigation bar.




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last updated: February 11, 2016

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