SOAR Oregon Grants Program Press Release

For Immediate Release
February 22, 2016
SOAR Oregon
Oregon’s Unmanned Aircraft Systems Industry Advocate

Scott Kinney
Director of Business Development
541.323.4988 /

SOAR Oregon Announces 2016 Grant Program and Request For Proposals

Bend, Oregon —  SOAR Oregon (SOAR), a 501(c)(6) non-profit established to help make Oregon a leader in the civil Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) industry, is soliciting grant proposals for projects that will create UAS-related jobs or generate other UAS-related long-term economic activity in the state.

“UAS” is defined in the broadest possible sense to include all related or supporting technologies and all applications and uses built upon unmanned aerial technologies as well as educational endeavors.

“Oregon companies” include those in the Columbia Gorge or elsewhere whose operations cross state boundaries. Because grants come from state tax funds, the proposal must clearly document the benefit to Oregon.

Details about SOAR’s grant program and the Request for Proposals (RFP) can be found at  The RFP document may also be downloaded in its entirety in PDF format from this link.  Please feel free to forward this email or the RFP document to those who you feel may be interested in this opportunity.

For questions regarding the 2016 RFP and grants program, please contact  For general information about SOAR Oregon, please visit or contact Scott Kinney,

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