The DDA routinely works with grant providers to secure funding for downtown businesses and common spaces. Below is a list of the grants awards to the DDA since 2019! If you are a DDA member in need of a grant for your business, reach out to us using the form at the bottom of this page. 

Grant Projects Awarded to DDA:

  • $20,000 awarded on behalf of Corby's Public House restoration - 2019 Diamond in the Rough Grant.
  • $200,000 awarded on behalf of former IOOF Building - 2019 Oregon Main Street Revitalization Grant
  • $55,000 awarded on behalf of Dallas Cinema - 2020 Historical Preservation Theater Grant
  • $5,100 awarded for the Dallas Train Mural - Oregon Arts Commission Grant 
  • $6,000 awarded on behalf of the DDA for Dallas Bike Racks and repair station - Travel Oregon Grant 
  • $200,000 awarded on behalf of the Carnegie Building restoration - 2021 Oregon Main Street Revitalization Grant
  • $3,000 awarded on behalf of the DDA for the Summer Movie Series - 2022 Oregon Main Street Conference Pitch Contest
  • $200,000 awarded on behalf of former IOOF Building - 2023 Oregon Main Street Revitalization Grant

The DDA has been awarded nearly $700,000 in grants for downtown Dallas since 2019! 


Dallas Arts Association, City of Dallas, and the Dallas Downtown Association with collaboration completed the Wings Mural project. Painted Wings were spread throughout Dallas.

In 2022, the DDA and City of Dallas celebrated the completion and restoration of the old Carnegie Library building in Downtown Dallas. Previously a library and museum, the Carnegie Building fell into a state of disrepair and through a period of different owners unable to adequately renovate the space. In 2021, the DDA partnered with new owner Don Sheely to apply for the Oregon Main Street Revitalization Grant. The DDA and project were awarded $200,000 to help renovate the building and to create a usable space. Since January 2023, the building is now used as a school for a private school new to the Dallas area. 

In 2023, the DDA was awarded $200,000 to complete second story improvements at 904 Main Street. The project is set to begin later this year with the goal of creating new commercial space in downtown Dallas as well as making the building seismically sound. 

Renovations of the Carnegie Library
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