Note: The 2014 grant cycle is closed to full applications. Submit a letter of interest at anytime to be considered for the 2015 cycle.
Projects must either purchase land or make improvements to public property that result in a capital asset with a lifespan of at least 20 years and a total value of at least $50,000.
Match criteria: The applicant must match grant funds with outside funding or in-kind services equivalent to twice the grant request.
While the grants fund only capital investments, a wide variety of projects can fit the bill. Recipients fall into four major categories:
- urban transformations
- neighborhood livability
- land acquisition.
Begin with a letter of interest
Contact Metro staff as early as possible to discuss your project ideas and get feedback on the project's readiness. Letters of interest are accepted anytime.
Metro staff will evaluate letters of interest and invite full applications in January if key criteria, eligibility requirements and the overall intent of the program are met. Full applications will be accepted only from applicants who have been invited to apply after submitting a letter of interest.