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Metro Central enhancement grant

Grants    Community enhancement grants    Metro Central enhancement grant program    2013 pre-application

The 2013 funding cycle is complete. Information about the 2014 cycle will be available summer 2014.

The Metro Central Enhancement Grant Committee has established a pre-application process to help guide the solicitation and selection of grants.  The total amount available to award varies each year. The committee distributed $125,000 in grants in 2013.

Please note the following details about the grant review process:

  • A completed pre-application must be submitted for a project to be considered for an award.
  • Pre-applications are typically due in early October.
  • Sucessful pre-applications will be invited to submit a final grant application.
  • Projects or programs must align with one or more of Metro's funding goals (described in the information attached).

About the pre-application process

Completed pre-applications give Metro's selection committee a general understanding of the proposed project, its responsiveness to funding priorities, as well as the size, scope and partnerships involved.

Successful pre-applicants are invited to submit a final grant application. The final grant application is typically due in early November.

A recommended slate of grant awards is typically presented to the Metro Council by the end of the calendar year. Awarded funds are generally available on the reimbursement basis at the beginning of the year following the grant award. 

To see the 2013 pre-application form and instructions, download from the link below. For a printed copy, contact Heather Kent, grants program manager, by phone at 503-797-1739 or by email at

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