Grants of up to $50,000 to Oregon nonprofit organizations, schools, IHEs, and local government agencies for projects to enhance the quality of life in eligible communities. Funding is intended to support neighborhood improvement projects. Applicants must be located within the legal jurisdictional boundary of Oregon City.
Projects that receive support through this program must meet at least one of the 10 goals listed below.
Result in significant improvement in the cleanliness of the City.
Increase reuse and recycling efforts or provide a reduction in solid waste.
Increase the attractiveness or market value of residential, commercial or industrial areas.
Result in the rehabilitation or upgrade of real or personal property owned or operated by a nonprofit organization having 501(c)(3) status under the Internal Revenue Code.
Enhance new or existing wildlife, riparian zones, wetlands, forest lands or marine areas, and/or improve the public awareness and the opportunities to enjoy them.
Preserve or increase recreational areas and programs within the City.
Improve safety within the City.
Increase employment or economic opportunities for City residents.
Provide work or training opportunities to benefit youth, seniors and low-income persons or other underserved population.
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Eligibility Criteria" for clarification)
Additional Eligibility Criteria
Project applicant must be:
1) A non-profit organization, including without limitation a neighborhood association or charitable organization with 501(c)(3) status under the Internal Revenue Service; or
2) A school or institution of higher learning; or
3) A local government advisory committee, department or special district.
Projects submitted for funding must directly benefit Oregon City residents living within the city limits of Oregon City.
- The project may not fund major capital improvement projects that do not directly support the goals of the Community Enhancement program.
- The project must not promote or inhibit religion.
- The project must not discriminate based on race, ethnicity, age, gender, or sexual orientation.
- The project must not be used to replace any other available source of federal, state, local or regional funds.
- Applicants may not seek CEGP funds for more than two years in a row.
A virtual conference call for all potential applicants will be held via Zoom on April 12, 2023 at 6:00 pm. Questions about the program will be addressed during the conference call. All potential applicants are encouraged to attend the Zoom call.
To receive the Zoom link for the virtual meeting on April 12th, please email Ann Griffin, Economic Development Coordinator at email@example.com. Additional times may be scheduled upon request.
Applications for the 2023-2024 grant cycle must be received no later than June 1, 2023 at 5:00 p.m.
Proposed projects need to demonstrate that they have secured additional resources, either in-kind support or actual dollars. Additional funding sources must be secured prior to applying.