Eligible Applicants: The Excellence on Main Awards is open to all organizations participating in the "Main Street Track" of the Oregon Main Street Network, including Performing Main Street, Transforming Downtown, and Exploring Downtown levels.
Project Time Frame: If applicable, all projects must have been completed between July 2020 and June 2021.
Registration for the Online Application System: We are using our grants system for nominations this year To access the application, register at www.oprdgrants.org. If you already have an account (e.g., you previously applied for an Oregon Main Street Revitalization grant or Diamonds in the Rough), then request through Kuri.Gill@oregon.gov or 503-986-0685 to add Excellence on Main Awards option to your account. Log in using your email address and your password. See online registration instructions for detailed directions to use the online grant system. https://www.oregon.gov/oprd/OH/Pages/Grants.aspx#one
Application Submission: Once you have a login, you will be able to submit your application. You can enter information, save, log out, log back in, enter more, etc. as many times as you would like before you submit. Instructions for OPRD: Grants Online visit our website. https://www.oregon.gov/oprd/OH/Pages/Grants.aspx
One issue was discovered. Two categories were missed in the list of categories: Standout Volunteer and Outstanding Special Project. Since people have started working on nominations…way to go!...We can’t change the application.
So here is the work around. For both of these categories, in the Nomination Category drop down select Executive Manager (or Main Street Manager) of the Year. This will avoid any confusion because we know the managers.
In the Description Category – Enter ‘Standout Volunteer’ or ‘Outstanding Special Project’ At the very beginning of the Description section.
Our apologies for complicating a transition to a new process. Change is hard, this year is hard. Please, please, please don’t let it stop you from nominating!
Contact Kuri Gill at 503-383-6787 or email@example.com for assistance.