The City of Hillsboro is proud to offer grant programs which provide support to local social service agencies for projects and programs that help to improve the lives of Hillsboro residents.
Community Arts and Culture Grant Program
The Community Arts and Culture Grant Program provides financial support for organizations providing arts and cultural experiences to the Greater Hillsboro Community. Educational and social service organizations are also eligible to apply for funds for arts and culture related programs.
Downtown Storefront Improvement Grant Program
Downtown offers something residents can’t find anywhere else in Hillsboro: historic architecture, a Main Street storefront shopping district, a human-scaled street grid, and unique locally-owned businesses.
The Downtown Storefront Improvement Grant Program is a program designed to complement these strengths by providing assistance and incentives for commercial property owners to enhance the design and appearance of their storefront façades.
Joan Krahmer Historic Preservation Grant Program
Through the Joan Krahmer Historic Preservation Grant Program, owners of sites on the Hillsboro Cultural Resource Inventory are eligible for matching grants to partially reimburse the cost of projects related to preservation, restoration, rehabilitation, and reconstruction of historic homes and buildings. The program was established in the memory of Joan Krahmer, a lifelong Hillsboro resident and member of the Historic Landmarks Advisory Committee.
Social Services Grant Programs
Community Development Block Grant
Starting July 2018 the City of Hillsboro will be a direct recipient of the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), which supports public services and improvements that benefit low- and moderate-income individuals, families, and neighborhoods.
Community Services Grants
The Community Services Grant Program is an annual, competitive grant intended to help support programs or activities that address community needs including, but not limited to, mental and physical health, child care, drug and alcohol recovery, vocational rehabilitation, aging, housing, family support and public safety.
Community Impact Grant
The Community Impact Grant is a new pilot program designed to provide multi-year grant funding to a nonprofit organization for a project or program that makes a sustained, targeted impact in a priority area of community concern. The Impact Grant is a competitive grant awarded to an organization once every three years.