Community Enhancement Grant Program

The 2023 Community Enhancement Program Grant applications are closed.

Community Enhancement Projects Grant Program Schedule:

(dates are subject to change except for the application deadline)

  • March 3: Applications for project proposals will be available. (Application form is attached)
  • April 28: Applications must be completed and returned by email to Joyce Phillips, Programs and Communications Assistant (email address) or City Hall, 1585 Poplar Street Council St., by 5 pm
  • May 8:  The CEPC will hold a meeting to hear the sponsor's presentation of the proposed project.  Presentations should be limited to 5 minutes after which the CEPC will have the opportunity to ask questions.
  • May 22: The Community Enhancement Program Committee (CEPC) meeting will be held to determine grant recipients and award grants.   
  • July 1: Contracts for awarded projects will be distributed to Sponsors.  

Contracts must be executed by September 30, 2023, or the grant is forfeited.

  • All projects must be within the City's Urban Growth Boundary (UGB) or benefit citizens within the UGB to be eligible for funding.  Attached is a map with the City's Urban Growth Boundary outlined in black.
  • Applicants must be from non-profit organizations, schools, or City Advisory Committees to be eligible for a grant.
  • Projects must not promote or inhibit religion or discriminate based on race, ethnicity, age, gender, or sexual orientation.
  • Each project must meet one of eight Metro-approved goals listed on the application.  Priority will be given to projects that best meet these goals.
  • Each organization or group is limited to one application.
  • Applications will be evaluated based on how the project enhances the values described in the City’s Vision Statement and City Council Goals and Objectives. With a focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • The applications will be evaluated by the entire CEPC which will make the determination on which grant applications are funded.  
  • Responses are limited to the spaces provided on the application.  Additional information may be provided during the presentation of the proposed project.  Every question should have a response.  If a question does not apply to your proposed project, indicate this response in the appropriate space.

Community Enhancement Program Grant Application