As part of the 2019 parks and nature bond measure, the capital grants pilot will use a unique funding approach called participatory budgeting that gives community members a direct voice in choosing which projects to recommend for up to $4 million of funding in their communities.
The Nature in Neighborhoods capital grants pilot will support community-led projects that benefit historically marginalized communities, protect and improve water quality and fish and wildlife habitat, support climate resilience and increase people’s experience of nature at the community scale.
Members of the Program Design and Review Committee will help design the program and ultimately recommend up to $4 million in grant funding.
This is the first meeting of the Nature in Neighborhoods Capital Grants Pilot Program Design and Review Committee. Future meeting will be two hours in length; this is scheduled longer to provide ample time for orientation (facilitated by JLA) and a visioning exercise led by Participatory Budgeting Oregon.