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2020 EPAP Grants

Grants to Oregon Nonprofits, Agencies, and For-Profits
to Enhance the Quality of Life in Eligible Regions

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East Portland Action Plan (EPAP)

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02/02/20 11:59 PM Receipt


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Grants to Oregon nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and businesses to enhance the quality of life in eligible regions. Funding is intended to encourage intra-communal ties, improve equity, address homelessness, and improve the significance of the area within the region. Funded programs must serve the residents of East Portland.

The East Portland Action Plan (EPAP) is a guide for improving livability in outer East Portland. The EPAP is an extension and outgrowth of the East Portland Action Plan Committee which engages the community to advocate for resources to further the values and strategies described in the Action Plan (see The Plan is charged with providing leadership and guidance to public agencies on how to strategically address community-identified issues and allocate resources to improve neighborhoods. 

EPAP Grant Programs include:

  1. General Grant Program: EPAP General Grant Program’s purpose is to improve livability and prevent displacement in East Portland by funding projects that implement strategies and items identified in the Action Plan. 
  2. EPAP Civic Engagement Grant Purpose: to encourage civic engagement in under-supported race and ethnic culturally specific communities with language appropriate communication that leads to further community involvement of people not usually included in decision making. 
  3. EPAP Municipal Partnership Grant Purpose: to support projects that will be done in partnership with municipal and/or government agencies that can receive the funds and take responsibility for project completion. This grant must have established support to proceed in partnership with a municipal or government agency that provides a signed statement saying they can take the lead and fiscal sponsorship through Intergovernmental Agreements or Memorandums of Agreement (e.g. City of Portland, Multnomah County, Metro, State of Oregon, and School Districts, etc.). 

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 153215

Estimated Size of Grant:

- General Grant: Project requests may be for up to $10,000 in funding.
- Civic Engagement: Project requests may be for up to $10,000 in funding.

Total Program Funding:
- General Grants: $65,000
- Civic Engagement: $65,000
- Municipal Partnership: $20,000

Term of Contract:

- April 1, 2020: Project funding period begins.
- March 31, 2021: Project funding period ends.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

All East Portland Action Plan grant dollars must be spent within the boundaries of East Portland, and serve people living in East Portland.

Funds cannot be used for:

1. Costs that may be incurred in preparing this application.
2. Direct social services or emergency services (such as giving people things for personal needs and use: food baskets, health clinic services, staff providing direct services to individuals).
3. Ongoing general organizational support (such as rent or utilities).
4. Direct grants, scholarships or loans for the benefit of specific individuals.
5. Loans or debt retirement for the organization (paying bills existing before the grant is awarded).
6. Organization annual appeals to request for funds, or general fund drives.
7. Activities held outside the boundaries of the East Portland Coalition Office district area.

Pre-proposal Conference:

Grant support sessions: Applicants are strongly encouraged to attend a Grant Support Session listed below. The sessions will answer questions about the application, the committee review process, and any questions about the project. (To request childcare, translation, interpretation or additional accommodations for a grant support session, contact JR Lilly at least three business days in advance.)

Sessions will be held as follows:

- Sat., Jan. 11, 2020, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
- Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, 6-8:00 PM

Individual support session: If you can’t attend a scheduled support session, you may request one-on-one support from JR Lilly.

Pre-Application Information:

Application will be due Sunday, February 2, 2020. Applications must be received by 11:59 PM.


- Jan. 11, 2020, and Jan. 23, 2020: Grant Support Sessions
- Feb. 2, 2020: Application due date
- Feb. 26, 2020: Grant Committee makes funding recommendations to the EPAP.
- March 2020: Portland City Council votes on the final decision, and grant agreements are signed.
- April 1, 2020: Project funding period begins.
- Nov. 30, 2020: Mid-year report deadline
- March 31, 2021: Project funding period ends
- April 30, 2021: Final report deadline


Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Submission application must be received by either:

- Sending electronic documents to (Please phone 503-823-8027 to verify that your email was received.)
- Or, by providing eight (8) double-sided hard copies to:

East Portland Action Plan
1017 NE 117th Ave., Portland, OR 97220
(117th between Halsey + Glisan at the foot of the water tower)

Grant Manager Contact:
JR Lilly, EPAP Advocate
(503) 823-8027
1017 NE 117th Ave

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