Metro’s Nature in Neighborhoods Restoration and Community Stewardship Grants | Application deadline: January 29, 2019

Want to restore and care for nature in your community? If you have a vision for improving water quality, creating fish and wildlife habitat, getting rid of weeds, or restoring nature in the Portland metropolitan area, this grant can help get your idea off the ground.  Metro grants expand partnerships to inspire new approaches to restoration, including economic and environmental equity. In the Jade District, APANO, Columbia Land Trust and Audubon worked together with private landowners to increase community stewardship and improve habitat.  In Hillsboro, Depave transformed the M&M Marketplace’s parking lot from gray to green by engaging community members that included pavement removal, rain garden creation, and native plant installation.  Momentum Alliance and Northwest Youth Corps co-created a diverse conservation leadership program for youth interns with year-round programming and coaching.

The restoration and community stewardship grants program will award $700,000 this year. One- or two-year grants are up to $100,000.

Who is eligible:  Community groups, watershed councils, neighborhood associations, nonprofits, faith groups and service groups with nonprofit or other tax-exempt status for projects that benefit Metro-area residents

Application deadline: January 29, 2019

Learn more: see website or contact Crista Gardner at Crista.Gardner@oregonmetro.gov with questions or to learn more.