NATURE IN NEIGHBORHOODS COMMUNITY GRANTS
2022 Nature Education and Outdoor Experiences Grant
For nearly two decades, Metro has provided grants for habitat restoration, nature education and other programs that connect people to nature close to home. Funding for Nature in Neighborhoods community grants continues thanks to the voters’ renewal of Metro’s five-year parks and natural areas levy in 2016. The levy includes approximately $3.7 million for grants to be awarded from 2018 to 2023. These investments are strategically focused to support communities of color and other marginalized communities who have experienced barriers to accessing Metro grant funding in the past.
Funding for 2022 nature education and outdoor experiences grants is set at $700,000 in total. Grant awards have a maximum of $100,000 for up to three-year grants. This is the fifth and final round of Nature in Neighborhood community grants to be awarded from the renewal of Metro’s 5-year levy funding.
What’s the timeline?
|April 2022||Availability of grant funds announced|
|April and May 2022||Nature education grant workshop and one- on-one meeting opportunities|
|May 17, 2022, 4 p.m.||Nature education pre-applications due to Metro|
|June 2022||Successful pre-applications invited to submit full applications|
|July 2022||Nature education full application meeting opportunities|
|August 9, 2022||Final applications due to Metro|
|Early September 2022||Grant awards announced|
|September 2022||Orientation meeting for grant recipients|
|September or October 2022||Metro Council grant awards|
|October 2022||Grant funds available|
Please see the 2022 Nature in Neighborhoods nature education handbook on the Nature in Neighborhoods website for guidance and details.
If you have questions about your application or grant, please contact Karissa Lowe, grants program manager (360)261-4683 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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