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Grants

East Portland Action Plan(EPAP)

2015 Civic Engagement Grants Program

$50,000 total funds available

Date Due: November 13, 2014

The EPAP Civic Engagement Subcommittee is awarding grants to implement civic engagement in underrepresented culturally specific communities with language appropriate communication that leads to further community involvement.

EPAP represents the East Portland Neighborhood Office district that includes 13 neighborhoods and 5 business districts in the City of Portland. The City recognizes the benefit of providing funding to engage, assist, and support the East Portland community to implement the Action Plan. This investment promotes community building that improves the quality of life; fosters strong community connections; increases the area’s regional significance; enhances equity, and prevents displacement. Learn more at the EPAP website: eastportlandactionplan.org or contact the EPAP Advocate: 503.823.4035 or lore.wintergreen@portlandoregon.gov

The purpose of EPAP Civic Engagement Subcommittee is to organize culturally specific populations for civic engagement, to share curriculum, to advocate for ongoing funding, and to advise on East Portland cultural + language specific issues and projects.

$50,000 in total funds is for projects that will:

  1. address at least one East Portland Action Plan strategy or item in a culturally specific way with language appropriate communication with underrepresented commmunities. Action Plan strategies have letters followed by one number (e.g. A.1) and Action items have letters followed by two numbers (e.g. A.1.1): eastportlandactionplan.org;
  2. do culturally specific work with language appropriate communication in underrepresented communities within the borders of East Portland for and with people living in East Portland (see a map of the area on page 11 of this application);
  3. actively guide East Portland community members to take advantage of opportunities for leadership building and civic engagement.

We invite those with experience doing community involvement with culturally specific populations using language appropriate communication with underrepresented communities to apply. Individuals or community organizations that don’t have 501(c) 3 status, are not registered with the State of Oregon and the City of Portland, and/ or do not have Liability Insurance may contact the EPAP Advocate for fiscal sponsorship options.

Grant Applications are due November 13, 2014 by 5:00 PM.

For More Information:

The Grant Manager contact is:

lore wintergreen, East Portland Action Plan Advocate

East Portland Neighborhood Office

503.823.4035

lore.wintergreen@portlandoregon.gov

More grant program information: eastportlandactionplan.org/grants

Support for Grant Writers

Grants may be submitted in any language (submitting in a language other than English does limit the ability of the Grant Manager to provide review and assistance). Interpretation services will be available. There is a computer available for your use at the East Portland Neighborhood Office. Grant writing resources are posted at eastportlandactionplan.org/grants.

Grant Information Session

You are strongly ENCOURAGED to attend a ‘Grant Information Session’ listed below or to contact the Grant Manager. The session will help answer questions about the application, the committee review process, and how the funds can be used. Please call seven days in advance for special needs accommodations, childcare, and/or language interpretation requests at 503-823-4035 or TTY 503-823-6868. The building is mobility device accessible.

October 16, 2014 East Portland Neighborhood Office

10:00 AM 1017 NE 117th Ave.

Portland, Oregon 97220

(between Halsey & Glisan - foot of the watertower)

TRI-MET: #77, #25

October 29, 2014 East Portland Neighborhood Office

7:00 PM 1017 NE 117th Ave.

Portland, Oregon 97220

(between Halsey & Glisan - foot of the watertower)

TRI-MET: #77, #25

Requirements: Proposed projects MUST have the following:

1. Address at least one East Portland Action Plan strategy or item. The Action Plan can be seen at www.eastportlandactionplan.org or paper copies can be picked-up at the address above. Action Plan strategies have letters followed by one number (e.g. A.1) and Action items have letters followed by two numbers (e.g. A.1.1).

2. Demonstrate an ability to involve culturally specific populations that are not equitably represented in civic decision making, with language appropriate communication by people who have experience working with the engaged community.

3. Actively guide participants in next steps for community involvement and leadership placement opportunities when the grant project is done.

4. Have a fiscal sponsor with the following:

A. 501 (c) 3 nonprofit status from the IRS, be a government entity, or have sponsorship from either entity to serve as fiscal sponsor;

B. Current eligibility as a State of Oregon Corporation Division registration as a nonprofit corporation: http://www.filinginoregon.com/pages/business_registry/file_online/index.html;

C. City of Portland registered business. Forms for online business registration and tax exemption request can be found at: http://www.portlandonline.com/omf/index.cfm?c=29558 . Questions can best be answered by Allen Buller, City of Portland Revenue Bureau coordinator for unregistered vendor compliance, at 503.865.2475;

D. General Liability Insurance statement covering bodily injury, personal injury, property damage, including coverage for independent contractor’s protection in a per-occurrence limit of not less than $1,000.000 and aggregate limit of not less than $2,000,000; and

E. Certificate of Workers Compensation statement document or a signed Independent Contractor’s Statement;

5. Take place in and benefit the residents of the East Portland Neighborhood Office district area (See map on page 11 of this application); and

6. Have filed an interim or end-of-project Evaluation if awarded a previous EPAP grant. Past and current evaluations for EPAP grants will be considered by the Grants Review Committee when selecting grant awards.

 

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