Grant Opportunity - Metro Restoration Grants - $25K - $100K - Application due April 22

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    Metro Restoration Grants

    Funding range: Up to$25K for small restoration projects.  Up to $100K for large restoration projects.

    Deadline: April 22nd

    Grant workshop: March 11

    Grant funds must be matched with by other funding or in-kind contributions

    Eligible Applicants: Grants are available to individuals, community groups, businesses, neighborhoods, nonprofits, schools and school groups, government agencies, faith groups and service groups with nonprofit or other tax-exempt status. Metro is especially interested in restoration projects that engage underserved and low-income communities and people of color.

    Website: www.oregonmetro.gov/grants


    Got a restoration project? Metro’s got Nature in Neighborhoods grants

     

    Good afternoon,

    You are receiving this email because you or your organization has expressed an interest in the Metro Nature in Neighborhoods grants.

    Want to get rid of weeds, improve water quality, create wildlife habitat or otherwise restore nature across the Portland metropolitan area? Apply for a Metro Nature in Neighborhoods restoration and community stewardship grant.

     

    Fill out a simple application by April 22, 2014 at www.oregonmetro.gov/grants for small habitat restoration grants up to $25,000 and large restoration grants up to $100,000. Thanks to a 2013 parks and natural areas levy approved by the region’s voters, Metro anticipates awarding about $700,000 in restoration grants this year.

     

    Projects can be as diverse as the region’s habitat types – and the people restoring them. In the past, Metro’s restoration grants have helped restore Beaver Creek, Johnson Creek and many other waterways across the region. They have engaged the community in a major transformation at Meldrum Bar Park in Gladstone, helped a Lake Oswego church manage stormwater and expanded a partnership between Adelante Mujeres and the Tualatin Riverkeepers.

     

    Grants are available to individuals, community groups, businesses, neighborhoods, nonprofits, schools and school groups, government agencies, faith groups and service groups with nonprofit or other tax-exempt status. Metro is especially interested in restoration projects that engage underserved and low-income communities and people of color.

     

    Projects must involve at least three partners and be completed within two to three years. Grant funds must be matched by other funding or in-kind contributions, such as materials and volunteer work.

     

    To learn more and ask questions, attend a restoration grant workshop from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at Metro Regional Center, 600 NE Grand Ave. in Portland.

     

    Interested in reviewing grants? Metro is recruiting people with backgrounds in habitat restoration, natural area land management, conservation planning, grant management, finance, volunteer coordination, and/or community partnerships to review grant applications and make funding recommendations to the Metro Council. Find the review committee application at www.oregonmetro.gov/grants and submit your resume and cover letter by March 15, 2014.

     

    Learn more: www.oregonmetro.gov/grants

     

    You can also contact me, the restoration grants coordinator, at crista.gardner@oregonmetro.gov

     

    Thank you,

     

    Crista Gardner

     

    Crista M. Gardner

    Grants Coordinator | Natural Areas Program

    Metro | 600 NE Grand Avenue | Portland, OR 97232

    p: 503-797-1627 | crista.gardner@oregonmetro.gov

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