West Salem Redevelopment Grant Program

Salem offers a matching grant program to help finance the construction of a new building, or building additions, for commercial, industrial, or mixed-uses in West Salem Urban Renewal Area (URA). Manufacturing equipment and related building improvements may also be eligible.

​Maximum Grant Amount: $300,000

Grant Requirement:

  • $1 in grant funds to $4 of private investment (20% matching grant)
  • Must increase usable space through a new building addition, construction of a new building, or an increase in building utility through a building remodel for manufacturing purposes
  • Investment must remain in the district for at least 10 years
  • Interested applicants must provide a demonstrated financial need

* Grant requirements may vary based on the grant amount

Eligible Recipient:

  • Fee title property owners
  • Business owner tenants with written authorization from the building owner to conduct building improvements

* Tax-exempt property and businesses are not eligible for grant funds

Eligible Property:

  • New building additions, new building construction, or remodeling for new manufacturing equipment that increases the utility of the building
  • Building site must be located in the West Salem URA and the building uses must be industrial, commercial, or mixed-use multi-family residential

Eligible Activities:

  • Permanent interior and exterior building construction (grant funds may not be used for demolition or the installation of items of a non-permanent nature that could be removed from the building or URA)
  • Trade fixtures or equipment that is large and affixed to the building to improve manufacturing productivity and increase jobs in the area

​Application documents

West Salem URA Redevelopment Grant Program172 KB
West Salem Redevelopment Grant Application224 KB

​Additional information

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Tory BanfordProject ManagerUrban Development Department
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350 Commercial ST NE
Salem OR 97301
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