Pre-applications for the 2014 grant cycle have been received and are being reviewed by the committee
The pre-application deadline has passed. Successful applicants have been notified and invited to submit full proposals. The commitee meets to finalize their funding recommendation 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Thursday Dec. 12 at Metro Regional Center.
The next opportunity to apply for Metro Central Enhancement funds is fall 2014.
The Metro Central grant program began in early 1991 with the opening of Metro Central Transfer Station, 6161 NW 61st Ave., Portland. Funds are used to compensate the community affected by the facility. The money is generated from a 50-cent surcharge collected on each ton of garbage taken to Metro Central.
Projects submitted for funding must directly benefit the Metro Central enhancement grant target area. The boundary generally encompasses the neighborhoods of Forest Park, Cathedral Park, Linnton, Northwest District Association and the Northwest Industrial areas. The program area also includes the St. Johns Bridge.
Approximately $72,000 in grants are available in 2014 to benefit residents of Northwest Portland. The funding cycle for the Metro Central enhancement grant program runs from January through December. Pre-applications were due Oct. 9 , 2013. Successful pre-applicants have been invited to submit a final grant application due in late November. Awards will be announced by the end of the year. Funds for selected projects are available in January. To be added to the mailing list for future notification, contact Heather Nelson Kent at 503-797-1739 or email@example.com.
Project proposals are accepted from nonprofit organizations including, but not limited to, neighborhood associations or charitable organizations with 501(c)(3) status under the Internal Revenue Code. Priority is given to projects or programs that best meet the funding guidelines and benefit the area most directly impacted by Metro Central Station.
Metro Councilor Sam Chase, District 5, chairs the seven-member committee comprised of local neighborhood representatives that reviews and selects projects to fund. The purpose of the Metro Central Enhancement Committee is to:
The Metro Central program has invested nearly $3.2 million in 330 local improvement projects since 1991. Grants have been used to help residents of the target area enjoy vibrant, accessible and physically distinct places to live, work and play.
Read about the 2013 grants selected by the Central Enhancement Committee and awarded by the Metro Council.
Full applications are accepted by invitation only.
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