The Community Watershed Stewardship Program is pleased to announce that grants of up to $10,000 are available to support projects that improve neighborhoods and communities while also improving the health of our watersheds. Application deadline is March 29, 2013.
This announcement contains the following sections: potential projects, how to apply, and upcoming workshops for prospective applicants.
Eligible projects are those that build community and improve watershed health, including:
- Neighborhood safety, health and livability projects
- Discourage criminal activity by cleaning up and greening troubled properties
- Manage pollution and stormwater runoff
- Solve a drainage problem on your school or church playground or parking lot
- Add trees, vegetation, and public art
- Youth leadership and skills development
- Provide stipends for teens and young adults to work on neighborhood projects
- Help young people gain work experience in environmental and green jobs fields
- Community gardens
- Remove unneeded pavement or turf and create a garden that provides fresh food
- Add native plant areas to your food garden to attract pollinators
- Art and education
- Create art that educates your community about watersheds
- Organize learning and community service opportunities that improve the urban environment
- Cleanup and restoration
- Invasive plant removal
- Bioswales, rain gardens and naturescaping
- Natural area cleanup and restoration
How to apply
Community-based organizations, businesses, non-profits, student groups, faith communities, neighborhood associations and other groups are eligible to apply. Projects must be carried out in the City ofPortland. Applications are due by Friday, March 29, 2013 at 4:00 p.m.
Find application materials and information at www.portlandonline.com/bes/stewardship, call 503-823-7917 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Workshops for prospective applicants
Four workshops are scheduled to help groups develop their projects and put together competitive applications. Light refreshments will be provided.
Thursday, January 31st
Southeast Uplift Neighborhood Coalition Offices
3534 SE Main St,PortlandOR97214
Monday, February 4th
7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
7688 Southwest Capitol Highway, Portland,OR97219
Saturday, February 9th
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
740 SE 106th AvenuePortland,OR97216
Wednesday, February 13th
6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
8226 N Denver AvenuePortland, OR97217
If you are interested in learning more about the application process but are unable to attend a grant workshop, please contact Grant Coordinator Shannon Jamison at 503-823-7917 or email email@example.com