Northern Wasco County PUD is now accepting applications for its economic development grant program. The deadline to apply is May 9. The PUD Board has allocated $50,000 this year to help fund economic development projects in its service area for infrastructure or property with at least a five year life expectancy. No application can be for more than $20,000. Applications must include a brief history of the requesting organization and description of project, including how the project will economically benefit the community, what steps are being taken to bring the project to completion, and how it will contribute back to the community. Applications may be obtained by one of the following methods at the Northern Wasco PUD Office at 2345 River Road in The Dalles, downloaded from nwasco.com, or by calling the PUD at 541-298-3302.