The Nature in Neighborhoods capital grants review committee evaluates capital grant applications and makes award recommendations to the Metro Council.
The grant committee is currently in a review cycle. Look for awards announcements in June 2011.
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. Metro staff will present funding recommendations to the Metro Council based upon this reviews. The Metro Council makes all funding awards.
The initial grant review committee will participate in developing guidelines that further define the committee's role. These guidelines will include, but are not limited to, meeting rules, quorum requirements, communication and conflict of interest resolution. Members shall agree upon these guidelines to ensure an efficient process. The committee shall also pose policy questions to Metro Council should they arise.
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