Grants for 2014 have been selected by the Metro Central enhancement committee.
Apply in fall 2014 for the 2015 Metro Central Enhancement grants.
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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.
the Metro Central Enhancement Committee selected 10 projects totaling $72,000 to benefit residents of Northwest Portland. Funds for selected projects are available in January.
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 $3.3 million in 340 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 2014 grants selected by the Central Enhancement Committee and awarded by the Metro Council.
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