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City gives out $43,340 in funds to local projects, including Latino Network and Beyond Black CDC

PMG FILE PHOTO - The Gresham-Ebetsu Sister City Association was one of the groups that received grant money funded by a program through Metro Regional Government. The city of Gresham has allocated $43,340 in grants to nine community organizations for an array of projects including youth dance programs, mobile gardens and community gatherings.

The grants are funded by a portion of Metro Regional Government's solid waste tipping fees generated at transfer facilities within Gresham. Metro disperses the funds to cities, which then awards grants through a local advisory committee comprised of residents and elected officials.

Funding was given to the following Gresham groups:

-- $7,500 to Gresham-Ebetsu Sister City Association for internet hardware upgrades at Main City Park

-- $6,840 to Latino Network to provide scholarships for youth in their "Ballet Folklorico Corazones Alegres" dance program

-- $6,000 to Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon for their Second Home program connecting homeless youth with stable housing

-- $5,500 to Beyond Black CDC for phase II of their Community Mobile Garden Box Project for youth and families

-- $5,000 to West Gresham Parent Teacher Club for a West Gresham Elementary "Remembrance Book" and event celebrating 97 years of history

-- $4,000 to Gresham United Methodist Ministries for a community mural at the Rockwood Center

-- $3,500 to Sandy River Watershed Council for an Earth Day service-learning cleanup project along Beaver Creek in partnership with Mt. Hood Community College

-- $3,000 to Sam Barlow High School Alumni Association for the "Hit the Barlow Trail 5K Run/Walk and Kids Fun Run"

n $2,000 to Meadows Parent Teacher Organization for the Meadows Elementary School Courtyard Gardens Project

The grant cycle will open again in fall 2020. For more information about the grants, visit

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