• 2020 Bond Seismic Retrofits

    2020 Bond funding of $17,200,000 will be used to seismically retrofit up to 3 smaller schools that are on the City of Portland's URM database and are likely to be included in a full roof replacement as part of this bond effort.  Performing seismic retrofit projects in coordination with full roof replacement projects ensures roof-level seismic improvements take place at the same time, to create a building-wide seismic upgrade.

    Additional funding for these retrofits has come through the Seismic Rehabilitation Grant Program (SRGP). This is a state of Oregon competitive grant program that provides funding for the seismic rehabilitation of critical public buildings, particularly public schools and emergency services facilities.  PPS regularly applies for these grants and has saved the public millions of dollars over the entire Bond program by receiving these awards.

    More program details will be available in the coming months.