The City of Sherwood is soliciting proposals for the Community Enhancement Program (CEP) to improve quality of life for the Sherwood community.
Donor Name: City of Sherwood
Type of Grant: Grant
Deadline (mm/dd/yyyy): 01/31/2022
The Sherwood CEP is an opportunity for citizens to participate in making Sherwood a place where families and businesses thrive.
This grant program is formed by a partnership between the City of Sherwood and Metro. Funding is generated by a $1.00 per ton surcharge that is collected at the Pride Disposal and Recycling Company transfer station located at 13980 SW Tualatin-Sherwood Road, in Sherwood, Oregon.
Projects/programs must meet at least one of the following goals:
- Improve the appearance or environmental quality within the City boundaries
- Increase reuse and recycling opportunities or a reduction in solid waste in the City
- Rehabilitate or upgrade the attractiveness or market value of public areas of residential, commercial or industrial areas within the City boundaries
- Result in the preservation or enhancement of wildlife, riparian zones, wetlands, forestlands and marine areas, and/or improve the public awareness and the opportunities to enjoy them
- Result in improvement to, or an increase in recreational areas and programs in the City
- Result in increases in safety in the City
- Provide work, education or training opportunities for youth, seniors, low income persons or underserved populations in the City
- Increase employment or economic opportunities for City residents
- Enhance art and culture within the City
Funding Match Requirements
- Projects/programs are required to provide 10% of the project cost from an additional funding source. Funding sources can be fulfilled by volunteer hours, in-kind donations or actual dollars.
- Funding match sources must be secured prior to submitting an application. Funding match sources must be explained within the application.
- Volunteer labor rates for funding match is $28.54. This is the value of volunteer labor time as of April 2021, according to the Independent Sector and The Bureau of Labor Statistics.
The City has funding available for projects that will occur between July 1, 2022 and June 30, 2023.
Grant Criteria and Requirements
- The purpose of the CEP grant program is to support enhancements throughout the City of Sherwood.
- To qualify to receive funding, projects and applicants must meet the criteria below. Priority is given to projects or programs that best meet the funding goals and benefit areas most impacted by the Pride Disposal transfer station.
- The program is open to:
- Non-profit entities including without limitation; neighborhood associations, faith-based/religious organizations, charitable organizations with 501(c)(3) status under the Internal Revenue Service
- Schools or institutions of higher learning
- Local governments, local government advisory committees, departments or special districts.
- The project must not promote or inhibit religion
- The project must not discriminate based on race, ethnicity, age, gender or sexual orientation.
- The project must not be used to replace any other available source of federal, state, local or regional funds.
- If the project is located on private land, the project application must establish a clear public benefit and must document landowner permission for access.
- The project must provide a benefit to residents of Sherwood
*Note that some projects may require proof of liability insurance prior to disbursement of funds.
For more information, visit Community Enhancement Program (CEP).