School Startup Grant Program

  • The City of Gresham’s Environmental Project Grants support innovative school sustainability projects through a competitive grant process.

    • Funding is provided by the City of Gresham’s Department of Environmental Services. 
    • Grants support programs that benefit the school community at-large. 
    • Funding includes events, infrastructure, workshops and education campaigns. 

    School sustainability projects

    • Waste prevention, reuse, recycling
    • Improving water quality
    • Water or energy conservation
    • School garden and habitat

    Apply for a school grant 

    Grant guidelines

    • Grants are available to schools within city limits.
    • Schools serving a majority of Gresham students.
    • Complete an application by the end of the SY 18-19 and have current Oregon Green Schools status. 
    • Awards of up to $250, $500 and $750 (for infrastructure projects) are available.
    • The funds are distributed on a competitive basis. 

    Grant project ideas

    Grant projects 


    For more information contact, Meghan Borato at or 503-618-2134