Metro's Nature in Neighborhoods grants provide opportunities to restore habitat across the Portland metropolitan area. Apply for a small grant up to $25,000 or a large grant up to$100,000.
Application deadline: April 21, 4 p.m.
Find information below to help you with your application, including a presentation and audio from a restoration grants pre-application workshop.
Funding is available for projects that:
- preserve and restore local fish and wildlife habitat
- support larger conservation initiatives
- increase people's awareness of the need for protecting and managing natural areas
- engage people in protecting and managing natural areas at the community level
- increase the expertise and capacity of organizations to lead habitat restoration and land management activities
Restoration projects are as diverse as the region’s habitats and waterways. Grant recipients from last year are helping control invasive plants at Forest Park, restoring habitat at the Sandy River Delta, removing barriers to fish passage in Johnson Creek and more – all while engaging the local community on how they can become good stewards of these areas.
Who is eligible?
Individuals, community groups, businesses, neighborhoods, nonprofits, schools and school groups, government agencies, faith groups and service groups with nonprofit or other tax-exempt status may apply. Grants may only be awarded to projects and programs that benefit Metro-area residents.
When do I apply?
A basic application is due 4 p.m., April 21, 2015; finalists will be invited to submit full applications, with awards made in the summer. About $700,000 will be available in 2015 and $200,000 in 2016.