GRANT COUNTY - If you are a business owner operating in Malheur, Grant or Harney county and your employees could benefit from training, this grant may help in attaining your business goal.

Eligibility criteria:

• Grant funds are available for private sector businesses. The employer must have an Oregon Business Number (BIN), Employer Tax ID Number or Federal Employer Indentification Number (FEIN).

• Maxium amount available to a single employer during this project is $1,000. Projects must be completed by June 30, 2005. A match of 100 percent is required for this grant.

• Employer must agree to participate in a follow-up survey to gather assessment and planning information for use in the R14WIB long term strategic plan and attend at least one quarterly RWIB Employer Council meeting during the year.

To request an application contact: Nancy E. Blodgett, R14WIB Staff, P.O. Box 40, Ontario, OR 97914; call, (541) 889-5394 ext. 240, fax (541) 889-8437 or e-mail

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