Grants to Oregon local government agencies and community organizations in eligible regions to promote economic and community development. Funding is intended to support programs that create and develop new housing opportunities, upgrade and renew town centers, build employment areas, reduce barriers to all types of housing, and plan for growth in new neighborhoods. Eligible programs will support activities in the greater Portland area.
Planning and Development Grants support planning and pre-development activities that remove barriers to development, are necessary to make land ready for development, and help enable existing developed sites to be ready for redevelopment. Eligible planning projects include the activities required for the physical, economic and community development of a specific geographic area.
Grants will be awarded in three different investment categories:
For additional information about grant types, purpose, and eligible expenses, see: https://www.oregonmetro.gov/sites/default/files/2020/01/24/2040-Grants-Cycle-8-Handbook.pdf#page=5
Staff time for community-based organizations, individuals serving as community liaisons, or other nonprofit partners consulting on grant projects may be reimbursed with grant funds. Concept Planning grants and Equitable Development grants may also cover costs associated with technical planning and/or pre-development work by consultants.
Concept Planning Grants: https://www.oregonmetro.gov/sites/default/files/2020/01/24/2040-Grants-Cycle-8-Handbook.pdf#page=6
Equitable Development Grants: https://www.oregonmetro.gov/sites/default/files/2020/01/24/2040-Grants-Cycle-8-Handbook.pdf#page=7
Community Engagement Grants: https://www.oregonmetro.gov/sites/default/files/2020/01/24/2040-Grants-Cycle-8-Handbook.pdf#page=9
GrantWatch ID#: 188043
Metro intends to award 1-2 Concept Planning grants annually; 2-4 Equitable Development grants annually; and 3-4 Community Engagement grants annually.
New urban area planning: Up to $500,000 will be available each year. Grant requests up to $250,000 are typical, unless council approves larger grant due to size or complexity of area to be planned.
Equitable development: Approximately $1.25 million will be available each year. Grant requests between $250,000-750,000 will be considered.
Community engagement: Approximately $250,000 will be available each year. Grant requests between $50,000-$100,000 will be considered.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Apply online: https://zoomgrants.com/gprop.asp?donorid=2199&limited=2629
RSVP for Conference Call: Landuseanddevelopment@oregonmetro.gov
Metro staff contacts:
Applications and general information:
Equitable Development and Community Engagement Grants:
Concept Planning and Comprehensive Planning Grants:
ZoonGrants Help Desk: Questions@ZoomGrants.com
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