Spring is Grant Season in Oregon City
Grant applications for two Oregon City grant programs are now available online to help your group fund a project in the 2013-14 fiscal year. Last year the Oregon City Civic Improvement Trust and the Oregon City-Metro Enhancement Committee awarded a combined $180,580 to groups with projects that were of benefit to the citizens in Oregon City.
The Oregon City Civic Improvement Trust (OCCIT) is a non-profit entity of the City of Oregon City, formed in 1982. The money available for projects comes from hotel/motel taxes collected. By City ordinance, the hotel/motel tax is designated for projects that promote tourism within Oregon City boundaries. There will be $60,000 available for the committee to grant and applications must be received by 5:00 pm on March 1, 2013 to be considered. The committee will meet April 4th to review applications and award grants.
The Oregon City-Metro Enhancement Committee (OCMEC) provides an excellent opportunity for the City of Oregon City and Metro to support critical neighborhood projects and helps fulfill the community’s vision. This program derives its funding from an intergovernmental agreement between Oregon City and Metro and is generated by a $.50 per ton surcharge collected at the Metro South Transfer Station on Washington Street. Projects within Oregon City boundaries will be considered and applications are due by 5:00 p.m. on May 1, 2013. The total amount available for grants this year is $70,000, with $25,000 being a maximum award. The OCMEC committee meets May 29th to review applications.
Applications and information for each grant program 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or mail or deliver to City Hall, 625 Center Street, OC, 97045.
Please email Michele Beneville with any questions, or call 503-496-1542.