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2014 Civic Engagement Grants Program

$45,000 total funds available

Date Due: February 27, 2014

The EPAP Civic Engagement Subcommittee is awarding grants to implement culturally specific and language appropriate civic engagement 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: www.eastportlandactionplan.org.

Selected projects will:

  1. address at least one East Portland Action Plan strategy or item in a culturally + language specific way. 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. do cultural and language specific work within the borders of East Portland for and with people living in East Portland;
  3. actively guide East Portland community members to take advantage of the City of Portland Office of Neighborhood Involvement ‘Diversity and Civic Leadership’ partner programs or other opportunities for leadership building and civic engagement.

We invite residents, Neighborhood and Business Associations, non-profits, communities of faith, and community-based organizations living in, or serving East Portland 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 choose to partner with an East Portland Neighborhood Association, which can support them to use East Portland Neighbors (EPN, Inc.) as their fiscal sponsor (this takes time, so deal with it immediately).

More grant program information and a full grant application can be found at: www.eastportlandactionplan.org/grants

You are strongly ENCOURAGED to attend a grant information session:

January 30, 2014 East Portland Neighborhood Office

10:00 AM or 1017 NE 117th Ave.

February 3, 2014 Portland, Oregon 97220 (between Halsey & Glisan - foot of the watertower)

7:00 PM TRI-MET: #77, #25

Applications may be submitted in any language by email, in person, or by mail to the Grant Manager, who is available to respond to individual questions:

lore wintergreen

lore.wintergreen@portlandoregon.gov or 503.823.4035

East Portland Neighborhood Office

1017 NE 117th Ave

Portland, OR 97220

The East Portland Action Plan 2014 Grants Program  has released their general application (see attachments below) with a total of $50,000 available to applicants seeking funding for projects ranging from $500 - $5,000. Below are links to the 2014 Grant Program application.The application is due on December 4, 2013 at 5:00 PM.

For More Information:

The Grant Manager contact is:

lore wintergreen, East Portland Action Plan Advocate
East Portland Neighborhood Office

1017 NE 117th Ave.



More grant program information:  www.eastportlandactionplan.org/grants

Application 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 www.eastportlandactionplan.org/grants.

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.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

East Portland Neighborhood Office

6:30 PM – 8:30 PM                    

1017 NE 117th Ave.

Portland, Oregon 97220

(between Halsey & Glisan at the foot of the watertower)

TRI-MET Bus: #77, #25

(stops at 7 PM)


Monday, November 18, 2013 

East Portland Neighborhood Office

9:30 AM – 11:30 AM                  

1017 NE 117th Ave.

Portland, Oregon 97220

(between Halsey & Glisan at the foot of the watertower)

TRI-MET Bus: #77, #25

2014.01.20 EPAP 2014 Civic Engagement Grant Application.pdf1.11 MB
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