Metro's Nature in Neighborhoods grants provide opportunities to restore habitat across the Portland metropolitan area.
Want to discuss your project idea?
Request a meeting between May 4 and 13, 2016 with Crista Gardner to go over your idea or application and ask questions.
Applications must be submitted online. Set up an account and submit your application by 4 p.m. on May 16, 2016.
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 at 4 p.m. on May 16, 2016. Finalists will be invited to submit full applications with awards made in late summer or early fall. About $200,000 will be available in 2016. Please don't hesitate to contact us with questions. We are here to help! For more information, please see the descriptions of successful grant-funded programs below.