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The Central Albany Revitalization Area (CARA) Advisory Board worked with Rick Williams Consulting to assess parking in the downtown area and develop a long-term strategy to accommodate growth and new development.

The team completed a series of reports including: 

Based on the findings from these reports, the team developed a draft set of strategies to address the parking issues identified over the course of the study.

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Operational Costs Assistance Grant (Commercial Rent Relief Round 3)

The Operational Cost Assistance Grant is designed for businesses with 100 or fewer employees in industries that were particularly affected by the pandemic, such as restaurants, bars, gyms, brewpubs, theaters, bowling centers, and salons. The program is open for applications May 26 – June 6. Learn more...

Linn County COVID-19 Emergency Business Grant Application for Restaurants

Learn more on the Albany Chamber of Commerce website and download a PDF application

$29 Billion Covid-19 Restaurant Aid Program 

The American Rescue Plan Act established the Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF) to provide funding to help restaurants and other eligible businesses keep their doors open. This program will provide restaurants with funding equal to their pandemic-related revenue loss up to $10 million per business and no more than $5 million per physical location. Recipients are not required to repay the funding as long as funds are used for eligible uses no later than March 11, 2023.

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Landlord Compensation Fund (HB 4401)

The Oregon Legislature allocated $150 million for a Landlord Compensation Fund. Applications will begin in early February to fund up to $50 million in requests for unpaid rent. Participating landlords must accept 80 cents for every dollar of qualified rent-owed. The third funding round opens June 1, 2021. More information...

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Commercial Rent Relief Grants for Businesses with 100 or fewer employees, behind on lease payments

The Oregon Legislative Emergency Board on January 8, 2021, allocated $100 million to fund a new Commercial Rent Relief Program to provide financial assistance to small businesses and landlords adversely affected by economic conditions as a direct result of the COVID-19 pandemic. A second round of applications will be accepted mid-April 2021. Learn more...

Albany Carousel


CADD Connection


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Look for these posters around town to see other projects that have partnered with the Albany Revitalization Agency.

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Flinn Block




Jordan Jewelers


Margin Coffee

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Penney's Building


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This fund is managed by the City’s TLT Advisory Committee. Approved funding comes from Transient Lodging Tax (TLT) revenues as authorized under Finance Policy #F-12-11-002, Transient Lodging Tax Policy as currently adopted or as amended by the Albany City Council, to be used for an appropriate governmental purpose.

Funding requests may come from or through any recipient organization or outside organization. Funding requests must be supported by a majority of the Committee. Grant funds are used for event start-up costs to outside agencies; new marketing campaigns or expanded advertising for a new element of an existing event; or travel expenses to submit proposals to host events, conferences, and trade shows. The funds shall not be used for wages or benefits.


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