The Nature in Neighborhoods capital grants program is recruiting community members to create a committee to guide an exciting new pilot project.
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 funding in their communities. Members of the design and review committee will help design the program and ultimately recommend up to $4 million in grant funding.
Metro is recruiting seven to 11 community members who reflect the racial, ethnic and economic diversity of the region to help design the Nature in Neighborhoods capital grants pilot, a project that’s part of the 2019 parks and nature bond measure.
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.
Metro and Participatory Budgeting Oregon will host two info sessions to present more on the role of the committee and how participatory budgeting works. Please visit one of the links below to RSVP. If you need interpretation, closed captioning, or any other accessibility services, please let us know when you RSVP or email [email protected].
Monday, Nov 1. 12 to 1:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 10, 5:30 to 7 p.m.
Apply to the design and review committee