Metro will continue to award Community Placemaking grants in 2019, supporting creative projects that empower people to make changes they want to see in their neighborhoods. The agency has set aside up to $160,000 to award in grants ranging from $5,000 to $25,000. No matching funds are required.
Project staff encourages people to start thinking about their proposals by looking at previously-funded projects, which include:
- A festival that honored the culture and contributions of people from the Pacific Island Kingdom of Tonga.
- Bilingual storm drain murals in Tigard and Hillsboro that highlight how different cultures value water.
- A community oven that doubles as a leadership program for young people.
- Artist residencies focused on healing.
Information about the new grant cycle is available, including the grant application handbook and fact sheet. Potential applicants are welcome to attend an optional information session in December or set up an individual time to talk with program staff.
- December 4, 4 to 5 p.m. at Virginia Garcia Beaverton Clinic, 2725 SW Cedar Hills Blvd, Suite 200, Beaverton (if driving, park on 2nd floor of parking garage)
- December 4, 6 to 7 p.m. at Virginia Garcia Beaverton Clinic, 2725 SW Cedar Hills Blvd, Suite 200, Beaverton (if driving, park on 2nd floor of parking garage)
- December 5, 4 to 5 p.m. at Metro Regional Center, 600 NE Grand Ave, Portland
- December 5, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Metro Regional Center, 600 NE Grand Ave, Portland
- December 12, 5 to 6 p.m. at Midland Library, 805 SE 122nd Ave, Portland
- December 12, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Midland Library, 805 SE 122nd Ave, Portland
Metro will begin accepting applications starting January 4, 2019 until February 4, 2019 at noon.
Keep up to date with application tips and more details on the information sessions by subscribing to the Community Placemaking grant program’s e-newsletter. Interested applicants may also contact program manager Dana Lucero with questions: [email protected].
Visit the Community Placemaking grant program page for more details.
Visit our Community Placemaking 2017 grantees and 2018 grantees pages.
Metro’s investments, such as these placemaking grants, are strategically focused to help local communities create or sustain the vibrant places envisioned in the Region’s 2040 Growth Concept.
The work of the Community Placemaking grant recipients aligns with Metro's strategic plan to advance racial equity, diversity and inclusion.
Read the strategic plan: