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Community Enhancement Grant Program (CEGP)

Grants to Oregon Nonprofits, Agencies, and Schools
in Eligible Regions to Benefit Local Communities

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Oregon City

Deadline Date:

05/28/20 12:00 PM


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Grants of up to $25,000 to Oregon nonprofit organizations, schools, IHEs, and local government agencies in eligible regions for programs and projects that benefit and improve local communities. Funding is intended to support initiatives that will significantly enhance local neighborhoods. Eligible projects create real change in Oregon City and its neighborhoods. Priority is given to programs and projects that benefit the area most directly impacted by the South Metro Station.

Projects/programs must meet one or more of the following goals:

  1. Result in significant improvement in the cleanliness of the City.
  2. Increase reuse and recycling efforts or provide a reduction in solid waste.
  3. Increase the attractiveness or market value of residential, commercial or industrial areas.
  4. Result in rehabilitation or upgrade of real or personal property owned or operated by a nonprofit organization having 501(c)(3) status under the Internal Revenue Code.
  5. Enhance new or existing wildlife, riparian zones, wetlands, forest lands or marine areas, and/or improve the public awareness and the opportunities to enjoy them.
  6. Preserve or increase recreational areas and programs within the City.
  7. Improve safety within the City.
  8. Increase employment or economic opportunities for City residents.
  9. Provide work or training opportunities to benefit youth, seniors and low-income persons or underserved population.
  10. Enhance art and culture within the City.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 181053

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Estimated Size of Grant:

Maximum grant awards are $25,000.

Term of Contract:

Grants are for projects to be done between July 1, 2020 and June 30, 2021.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Projects must meet the following eligibility requirements:

A. Project applicant must be:
1) A nonprofit organization, including without limitation a neighborhood association or charitable organization with 501(c)(3) status under the Internal Revenue Service; or
2) A school or institution of higher learning; or
3) A local government advisory committee, department or special district.

B. The project must not promote or inhibit religion.
C. The project must not discriminate based on race, ethnicity, age, gender, or sexual orientation.
D. The project must not be used to replace any other available source of federal, state, local or regional funds.
E. If the project is located on private land, the project application must establish a clear public benefit and must document landowner permission for access.
F. Award recipients cannot be awarded a grant 3 consecutive years. 2 years is allowable.
G. Applicants may only receive one award per organization per year.

Pre-Application Information:

Applications for the 2020-2021 grant cycle must be received no later than Thursday May 28th, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. Applications can be submitted via electronic submission, or a hard copy can be hand-delivered or mailed, but must meet the deadline set to be eligible.

The selection committee will meet June 11, 2020 at 5:30 pm at City Hall to review applications. Applicants are recommended to present their application at the annual award meeting. Scores may be adjusted after presentations. Public meeting and awards will be announced at the grant-funding meeting on June 13, 2019 at 5:30 p.m.

Projects/programs have the following requirements for an additional funding source, either in-kind or actual dollars. Additional funding sources must be secured prior to submitting an application for an CEGP grant. Additional funding requirements are based on the amount of the project, as outlined below:

Total Project Cost / Additional Funding Requirement:
-$0 to $9,999: 10% of total project cost
-$10,000 to $19,999: 20% of total project cost
-$20,000 to $39,999: 30% of total project cost
-$40,000 to $74,999: 40% of total project cost
-$75,000 or more: 50% of total project cost

Prior to applying for an Enhancement Grant, an applicant is responsible for verifying where City fees and/or permits may be required for a project. Most importantly, if the project results in any changes or improvement to a property or building, contact the Community Development Division to determine if a Planning or Building Permit is required for the project. See details in Contact Information, below.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Submit applications to: lbell@orcity.or

Or mail or deliver to:
Community Enhancement Grant Program
c/o Lori Bell
625 Center Street
Oregon City, OR 97045

Direct questions to Lori Bell at the email address above or call 503-974-5517

For questions regarding fee and permit requirements, contact the Community Development Division at 503-722-3789.

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