How to apply
Review important information about the 2022 cycle. Read the application handbook to make your proposal as strong as possible and find other tips on how to apply.
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Applications open August 6
Metro is accepting applications between Aug. 6 and Oct. 1 at noon. Grant awards will be announced in early January.
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What is Community Placemaking?
Community Placemaking can take many forms, but it shares a few main elements. The idea comes from the community the effort is intended to serve. Those community members, especially people of color or other historically marginalized communities, play a role in making it happen. Arts or cultural activities bring people together to strengthen their connection to each other and the places they care about.
Placemaking: People’s connections to each other and to places they care about are strengthened.
Equity: People of color and members of historically marginalized communities have power and resources to influence their neighborhoods and communities.
Partnerships: People’s efforts are maximized because they work in partnership with each other and with Metro.
Leadership: People participate in projects and decisions that affect them.
2022 grant cycle
Up to $193,000 will be awarded for the 2022 grant cycle, in grants ranging from $5,000 to $25,000. No matching funds are required. The online application will be available here beginning Aug. 6 and is due Oct. 1 at noon. One-on-one assistance is available and encouraged. Contact information appears at the bottom of this page. You can also attend an upcoming virtual information session where the grant manager will walk through the application handbook and answer your questions. These sessions will be recorded and posted if you are unable to attend.
Community Placemaking efforts are creative at their core and can take many forms. Get started thinking by looking at recipients of the 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021 cycles to see the range of efforts this program has supported.