Spring is Grant Season in Oregon City
Does your group have a project that would be an enhancement around Oregon City or bring tourists here? The City of Oregon City has two grant programs that could help your group fund a project in the 2014-15 fiscal year. This year the Oregon City-Metro Enhancement Committee and the Oregon City Civic Improvement Trust awarded a combined $124,220. The amount available for each program to award varies each year.
The Oregon City Civic Improvement Trust (OCCIT) is a non-profit entity of the City of Oregon City, formed in 1982, and funded by the hotel/motel tax. By City ordinance, the hotel/motel tax is designated for projects that promote tourism within Oregon City boundaries. The OCCIT committee will meet to review applications in March or April.
The Oregon City-Metro Enhancement Committee (OCMEC) provides an excellent opportunity for the City of Oregon City and METRO to support critical neighborhood projects. The grant program benefits the Oregon City community, affected by the METRO South Transfer Station at Highway 213 and Washington Street and is available to projects within the City boundaries. The program derives it’s funding from an intergovernmental agreement between Oregon City and METRO. This agreement generates a $.50 per ton surcharge on fees collected at the Metro South Transfer Station on Washington Street. Applications for this grant are reviewed by the OCMEC committee in May.
Applications and specifics for each grant program will be available online at www.orcity.org by January 31, 2014. For more information, contact Michele Beneville at 503-496-1542 or firstname.lastname@example.org.