The City of Eugene Neighborhood Matching Grant cycle opens on Sept. 15, 2014, with $30,000 available for neighborhood improvement and community-building projects. Community involvement and building relationships within the community are key components of the matching grants program as shown by the requirement that the project budget include a match amount equal to, or greater than, the grant request. Demonstrating responsible stewardship of community assets while balancing the community’s social and environmental values are additional components of any project proposal submitted.
Grant guidelines and application materials are available on the City’s web site, eugene-or.gov/matchinggrants, and at the Permit and Information Center located at 99 West 10th or by calling Cindy Clarke at 541-682-5272.
All projects will be required to undergo a pre-review by Oct. 31, 2014, to check for consistency with grant guidelines and existing plans and policies of the City and other partner agencies. Pre-review also ensures applicants are submitting a competitive final application.
Final applications are due on Monday, Jan. 19, 2015. Awards will be announced in April 2015. For more information about the Neighborhood Matching Grants Program, contact Cindy Clarke, Human Rights and Neighborhood Involvement, at 541-682-5272 or firstname.lastname@example.org.