The Nature in Neighborhoods capital grants review committee evaluates capital grant applications and makes award recommendations to the Metro Council.
Metro is accepting letters of interest for the 2013-14 funding cycle. Projects that meet the program’s eligibility requirements will be invited to submit a full application in fall 2013 or early winter 2014. For more information, call program staff at 503-797-1781.
Committee members shall participate as reviewers of applications that are received by Metro for their Nature in Neighborhoods capital grants program. The committee reviews and evaluates applications and performs site visits using criteria and guidance provided by Metro staff. The committee chair will present funding recommendations to the Metro Council based upon this reviews. The Metro Council makes all funding awards.
Committee members shall participate fully in application review and meetings. Key responsibilities are:
All members will agree to fully disclose any conflict of interest and will recuse themselves from those discussions in which they have a conflict. Committee members shall not receive financial or any other type of benefit from their involvement on the grants review committee.
Metro staff will prepare and provide to the grants review committee a review packet that includes:
The Nature in Neighborhoods capital grants program is funded by Metro's natural areas bond measure, approved by voters in 2006.Learn more
Capital Grants Program