Nature in Neighborhoods grants are not currently offered
Metro is currently not accepting applications for the Nature in Neighborhoods grants program. Grants paid for with money from the 2006 natural areas bond measure and the 2013 parks and natural areas levy have all been awarded.
Please stay tuned for updates on the work being done by past grant recipients.
Want to stay informed about future grant opportunities? Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Metro Nature in Neighborhoods grants provide opportunities to plan, restore and build regional trails that increase access to parks and natural areas for people and improve the quality of the natural resources associated with regional trails in the Portland metropolitan area.
Funding is available for projects that:
- implement the Regional Trails Plan, specifically increasing access to nature for regional trails users and boosting nature as part of the regional trails system
- support and create partnerships in local communities that improve water quality, fish and wildlife habitat
- improve the ability of all communities to learn about and connect with nature.
Funding for Nature in Neighborhoods community grants has more than doubled thanks to the parks and natural areas levy that voters in the region approved in 2013.
A diverse array of regional trail projects that increase access to nature and enhance nature will be considered: to plan, design and build trails; to plant trees, restore habitat, and improve wildlife or fish passage; and to inform the community and engage volunteers.
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.
When do I apply?
The application period for 2015 regional trail grants is closed.