5.22.2013

Opportunities for Funding and Service with Metro

Funding Opportunity:
At their meeting in May, Metro’s North Portland Enhancement Grant Committee finalized the next steps for distributing a remaining $1.6 million in an enhancement fund by 2018. Letters of interest for capacity building grants from organizations and individuals that support the neighborhoods of University Park, Arbor Lodge, Portsmouth, Overlook, Cathedral Park, St. Johns and Kenton are now being solicited by the Committee. Letters of Interest are due by 4 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2013
Details about eligibility and the application process can be found here: www.oregonmetro.gov/northportlandgrants.

The Committee also confirmed its support for the North Portland Greenway Trail, pledging $851,000 toward the construction of a pedestrian bridge over Columbia Boulevard and a trail to an overlook that will be constructed on the former St. John’s Landfill. The Committee encouraged Metro staff to seek additional opportunities to leverage the enhancement funds through partnerships, grants and other donations to complete a 4-mile section of the trail between Chimney and Kelley Point Park.

Service Opportunity: (great on a resume, great way to serve your neighborhood!)
Arbor Lodge residents interested in serving on the North Portland Enhancement Committee should apply to fill a recent vacancy on the committee. To apply, submit an Applicant Interest Form by 5 p.m., Monday, June 10, 2013. To download the application for membership and for more information about the committee, visit: www.oregonmetro.gov/northportlandgrants.

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