On July 18, 2012 Neighborhood Services opened the 2013 cycle for the Neighborhood Matching Grants program. The grants program, with $30,000 available in funding, is intended to encourage Eugene residents to work collaboratively to identify and work on neighborhood improvements or community building projects.
Project ideas include:
- Physical improvement projects that involve recreation or public safety facilities, natural resource features, public art and spaces, or community gardens.
- Projects that improve universal accessibility are also encouraged.
- Public school partnership projects that benefit school children and the immediate neighborhood.
- Neighborhood-based events and celebrations.
- Capacity building initiatives that serve to create, diversify, or increase participation in a neighborhood-based organization or promote an understanding of issues important to neighborhood residents.
- Outreach, research, education or organizing projects that address planning-related topics such as transportation (pedestrian or cyclist safety), land use (neighborhood or area planning) or public safety (disaster planning, neighborhood mapping, neighborhood safety).
All applications are required to go through a pre-review process before October 15, 2012. The grant application and guidelines are located on the City’s website.
For more information about the Neighborhood Matching Grants Program, contact Cindy Clarke, Neighborhood Services, 541-682-5272 or firstname.lastname@example.org.