Grants to Oregon local government agencies and community organizations in eligible regions to promote economic and community development. Funding is intended to support programs that create and develop new housing opportunities, upgrade and renew town centers, build employment areas, reduce barriers to all types of housing, and plan for growth in new neighborhoods. Eligible programs will support activities in the greater Portland area.
The 2040 Planning and Development Grant funds available in this cycle support planning and pre-development activities necessary to make land ready for development. Eligible planning projects include the activities required for the physical, economic and community development of a specific geographic area. Grants will be awarded in the concept planning category during cycle 10 with the following categories opening in early 2023: Equitable development, and Community engagement, and Industrial readiness planning.
Consultant costs and other direct project expenses are eligible for reimbursement with grant funds. Concept Planning grants can cover costs associated with technical planning and/or pre-development work by consultants. The city or county must fully fund staff resources for the project.
For additional information about specific requirements and the review process, see https://www.oregonmetro.gov/sites/default/files/2022/10/20/2040-grant-cycle-10-concept-planning-application-handbook-20221018.pdf#page=5.
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