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Grants typically ranging from $10,000 to $50,000 to Portland, Oregon nonprofit organizations, neighborhood and business associations, and neighborhood groups for projects that improve or expand physical spaces in eligible neighborhoods. The submission of a preliminary application is required. Funding is intended to promote the prosperity of local residents and businesses, and to foster healthy and vibrant neighborhoods.
Funds are available through the Community Livability Grant Program for permanent, real property improvements. Projects that are eligible for the program must be located within the Central Eastside, Gateway Regional Center, Interstate Corridor, and Lents Town Center Tax Increment Finance (TIF) Districts or Old Town/Chinatown neighborhood.
Priority will be given to projects that benefit historically underserved populations (e.g., communities of color or people with low income) and that promote widely shared prosperity. Such projects would, for example:
For the Central Eastside TIF District, priority will be given to projects that improve access to jobs and workforce development services, support wealth creation opportunities for small business owners, and honor and enhance the neighborhood’s cultural diversity and history.
For the other 4 areas, priority will be given to projects that further the goals of the respective action plan for each area as listed below:
GrantWatch ID#: 136606
Projects typically range from $10,000 to $50,000. The total maximum grant award is $300,000. Organizations previously awarded a total of $300,000 (singular or combination) have reached the maximum total grant.
In fiscal year 2019-2020, the following funds will be available:
- Central Eastside TIF District $100,000
- Gateway Regional Center TIF District $200,000
- Interstate Corridor TIF District $300,000
- Lents Town Center TIF District $200,000
- Old Town/Chinatown Neighborhood $300,000
Prosper Portland expects most projects to be completed within a year of award (February 2021), yet recognizes that more complex projects may take longer.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
To fill out the online Preliminary Interest form: https://form.jotform.com/82524745457969
To request Application Assistance: https://form.jotform.com/92487331219965
Sue Lewis, Grants Manager
222 NW 5th Ave
Portland, OR 97209
USA: Oregon: Portland
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