The Neighborhood Matching Grants program encourages residents in Eugene to work collaboratively to make improvements to their neighborhoods. This year’s program opens September 14, 2015. Now is the time to put together your plan and make it happen. Groups involved with Southeast Neighbors have used these funds in many ways over the past 15 years:
- Tugman Park Enhancements (2000) – $8,310.00
- Edgewood Elementary Playground (2000) – $7,780.00
- Woodleaf Village Bus Shelter (2001) – $1,008.00
- E. 33rd Avenue Beautification (2001) – $3,100.00
- Spencer Butte Middle School Woods Restoration (2001) – $6,521.00
- Parker Eastside Playground (2003) – $6,375.00
- Spencer Butte Trail Improvements (2007) – $1,700.00
- Volunteer Stewardship Plan (woodland restoration project) (2009) – $1,320.00
Act on Your Ideas
Community involvement and building relationships are key components of the program and are encouraged by requiring that the project budget include a match amount equal to, or greater than, the grant request; coordination with and support of your neighborhood association; and documentation of neighborhood support. Demonstrating responsible stewardship of our community assets while balancing our community’s social and environmental values are additional components of any project proposal submitted.
Visit the City’s web site at www.eugene-or.gov/matchinggrants for more information or call Cindy Clarke at 541-682-5272.