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Clackamas County Tourism & Cultural Affairs Community Partnership Program Grant - Meeting Date Changed to February 1st

Information and applications are available for the Community Partnership Program (CPP) grant through the link below. The CPP provides funding for tourism-related projects within Oregon City, and other communities throughout Clackamas County, that have the ability to 1) increase overnight stays in lodging facilities, 2) bring visitors into Oregon City from more than 50 miles away to recreate, shop, dine or take in the arts, cultural or historic offerings, and/or 3) entice visitors to linger longer. Funding for this program comes from the County's 6% transient room tax (TRT) as authorized by state law. There is $19,000 available for qualifying Oregon City projects.

Prior to applying, please review the Application Information Packet to determine if your project is eligible. There will be an informational meeting to attend, prior to making application, on February 1, 2016 (original date was January 25, 2016-rescheduled due to City Manager Candidate "meet & greet") . It will be held at the Pioneer Community Center, 615 5th Street starting at 4:30 p.m. in the classrooms. (enter through the 5th Street classroom entrance)

Applications are due on February 12, 2016 by 5:00 pm and may be submitted by email to Michele Beneville at mbbeneville@orcity.org or hand delivered to City Hall, 625 Center Street, Oregon City.

The review meeting for applications received will be on February 29, 2016.

For questions or additional information, please contact Michele at 503-496-1542.

 

Enhancement Grant Application Online

Grant applications are now available online to help your group fund an enhancement project beginning July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2015. The Enhancement Grant Program (EGP) provides an excellent opportunity for the City of Oregon City to support critical neighborhood projects and helps fulfill the community’s vision. Last year this program, formerly known as the Oregon City Metro Enhancement grant, awarded a combined $148,159 to groups with projects that were of benefit to the citizens in Oregon City. This program derives its funding from an intergovernmental agreement between Oregon City and Metro and is generated by a $1.00 per ton surcharge collected at the Metro South Transfer Station on Washington Street.

The total amount available for grants this year is $210,000, with $25,000 being a maximum award. Projects within Oregon City boundaries will be considered and applications are due by 5:00 p.m. on May 27, 2016. The application and information for the grant is located below. Please read the grant information to make sure your project qualifies for the program. The application can be filled out electronically by saving the file to your computer. Once you’ve completed the application, submit it, along with a cover letter to mbbeneville@orcity.org or mail or deliver to City Hall, 625 Center Street, Oregon City, 97045.

The EGP committee will meet June 29th @ 5:30 pm at City Hall to review applications. Please email Michele Beneville with any questions, or call 503-496-1542.