November 2017

~~November 8th, 2017


1. Joint Town Hall with State Representative Keny-Guyer and Multnomah County Commissioner Vega Pederson: Tuesday, Nov. 7, 6-7:30pm at PCC SE in the Grand Hall, 2305 SE 82nd Ave. Discuss county and state issues, and how we can partner to address them: housing, mental health, early childhood, public safety, and more!

2. East Portland City Council Meeting including Parks: November 8th, 5:00 Reception (everyone invited) and 6:30 – 8:30 at David Douglas High School. For more information, contact: Pooja Bhatt at 503-823-3229 or or click on the following link:

3. City of Portland Safety Action Plan for Outer SE Division Street Open House: November 9th, from 5-7pm at the Portland Community College Community Hall Annex (2305 SE 82nd Ave) and would love for you to join us. Parking on PCC's campus is limited and paid, consider taking transit. PCC parking information and campus map. Plan your trip. They say this is an opportunity to learn more about the upcoming traffic changes and safety improvements coming to SE Division (from 80th to 174th). EPAP encourages you to review the recommendations and provide Portland Bureau of Transportation staff with your valuable input. See where new median islands and crossings will be built, where U-turns and left turns will be allowed, and where on-street parking may change.  The draft plans can be found at: ( If you can’t make it to the open house, or would like to ask any specific questions now, please contact David Backes: (

4. Tri-Met Enhanced Bus Service Comments :  If you would like to give comments on this to Tri-Met, here is the link: There is a comment form on the bottom of the page on this link, where you can submit comments. They are considering 24-hour bus service to PDX Airport.

5. City of Portland Parks & Recreation EPAP Budget Advisory Committee Representative Needed: Please consider this position and contact EPAP Advocate lore wintergreen to be referred as the EPAP Representative on this issue: 503.823.4035 and 

6. City of Portland Planning & Sustainability Community Involvement Committee Seeks Members: EXTENDED DUE DATE: Apply by November 20, 2017. Starting in 2018, the Community Involvement Committee (CIC) will be a new standing committee that reviews and advises the way City staff engage with the public in land use and transportation planning. This is an important part of the City’s new 2035 Comprehensive Plan Community Involvement Program, supporting the goals and policies of Chapter 2 of the Comprehensive Plan ( Visit: Contact: Sara Wright, 503-823-7728,

7. City of Portland Residential Infill Project Discussion Draft of Zoning Code and Map Amendments: Until November 20th. on the Residential Infill Project website: . Bureau of Planning and Sustainability staff have been working with other City bureaus and local agencies to draft zoning code and map amendments that address the scale of new houses, create more housing opportunity for Portlanders, and refine narrow lot development standards. Materials for public review include a project summary and the Discussion Draft in three volumes: Volume 1: Staff Report and Map Amendments — includes project overview and introduction, analysis of proposals, as well as the methodology for creating the Housing Opportunity Overlay – the new ‘a’ overlay. Volume 2: Zoning Code Amendments — the actual regulations. Volume 3: Appendices — includes Guidance from the Comprehensive Plan, FAR Background, R2.5 Catalog, Visit ability Best Practices, Map Refinements, and Historically Narrow Lot Background. Parcel-specific information that shows which amendments will affect individual properties is available through the Map App — an interactive online map. Here is a link to their BLOG with information on upcoming outreach opportunities: (this BLOG can also be found on the project website). For More Information: Morgan Tracy, Project Manager: 503-823-6879 and and Julia Gisler, Public Involvement: 503-823-7624 and

8. City of Portland Bureau of Transportation Pedestrian Advisory Committee Membership Recruitment: Print or share 2017 PAC recruitment materials. Application may be  submitted through November 30, 2017. Eleven (11) seats available. Learn more at:

9. Oregon Brownfields Coalition Draft Legislation to Provide Tax Credit: For parties that assess and remediate brownfield properties. In order to make a case in favor of the credit to the Legislature, the Coalition is seeking to identify current properties in Oregon where a tax credit might tip property redevelopment into feasibility, i.e., where cleanup and redevelopment might not otherwise pencil without the credit. If you own or are familiar with any such properties and would like to participate in crafting the pending bill and/or testifying in favor of the bill before the Legislature, please contact Patrick Rowe at Sussman Shank: and (503) 243-1651. Additional information regarding the Brownfields Coalition can be obtained by clicking here.

10. 2018 Oregon Active Transportation Summit Request for Presentation Proposals: November 30th: Complete a RFP by 11/30. The Oregon Active Transportation Summit will be held on March 15-16, 2018  in Portland, OR. Each year, hundreds of professionals and advocates travel to Oregon to discuss cutting edge transportation and recreation policy, funding, and design issues. If you need a venue to air your latest research, project, or idea among colleagues and friends, the Oregon Active Transportation Summit is the place!

11. City of Portland Seeks Creative Laureate: Next Creative Laureate, please visit Applications will be accepted now through December 15, 2017.Commissioner Nick Fish is looking to name a new Creative Laureate for the City of Portland! This is an honorary position that was established in 2012 by former Mayor Sam Adams, and photographer Julie Keefe has served as Portland’s official ambassador for the broader creative community since then.

12. City of Portland Bureau of Development Services (BDS) Development Review Advisory Committee (DRAC) Small Business Position Recruitment: The DRAC is an advisory body with interest in the outcome of policies, budgets, regulations, and procedures that affect development review. The purpose of the DRAC is to foster a timely, predictable and accountable development review process that implements the City's goals for land use, transportation, housing, economic development, neighborhood livability and the environment. The DRAC advocates for and supports consistent and fair application and implementation of regulations. The DRAC meets on the third Thursday of each month, from 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. in the 1900 Building, 1900 SW 4th Avenue. DRAC members are appointed to serve a 3-year term, with possible re-appointment to a second 3-year term. To apply, individuals must complete and submit the City’s Boards & Commissions application form, found on the Office of Neighborhood Involvement website at Applications should be directed to Mark Fetters at the Bureau of Development Services (BDS), at For more information about the DRAC vacancy, please contact Mark Fetters at or (503) 823-1028.

13. City of Portland Office of Equity and Human Rights' Bureau Advisory Committee (BAC) Seeks Members: To find out more, and to apply for the BAC, please visit this link: You may also contact Jeff Selby for more information at The Office of Equity charge from community and City Council is to influence institutional change in City government in regards to race and disability. Our office depends on community feedback to inform our work and we encourage you to apply for our Bureau Advisory Committee (BAC). The BAC consists of volunteers from Portland’s diverse communities representing an array of experiences, perspectives, and expertise.

14. City of Portland Housing Bureau (PHB) Renter-Owner Services Advisory Commission (ROSAC) Members Needed: Applications for this new commission will be accepted on a rolling basis. The Renter-Owner Services Advisory Commission will serve as the primary public forum for discussion of rental housing law and regulation, and renter-owner programs and services in the City of Portland. ROSAC members are expected to have expertise in fair housing, rent-regulated and market-rate rental housing, landlord/tenant law, property management, renter-owner advocacy, rental housing access, and or rental housing health & safety. The ROSAC will meet every other month beginning this fall. Click here to access the ROSAC application or find it online at For more information, contact Victoria James at or (503) 823-3403.

15. City of Portland Housing Advisory Commission (PHAC) Seeks New Members: Applications for this existing commission will be accepted on a rolling basis. The PHAC advises Portland Housing Bureau’s (PHB’s) Director, the Housing Commissioner, and Portland City Council on a range of housing policy and program issues to promote improvements within PHB and the larger housing system, equity in access and outcomes for Portlanders in PHB programs, and aligning PHB’s resources and mission during the annual budget process. The PHAC meets monthly. Members are expected to have expertise in housing policy and planning, affordable housing financing and development, budget oversight and analysis, resource development to maintain and expand the supply and availability of affordable housing, program development and evaluation, public-private partnership development, and community and intergovernmental relations. Click here to access the PHAC application or find it online at Applications for both commissions will be accepted on a rolling basis. For more information, contact Victoria James at or (503) 823-3403.

16. Register to Vote: You can register to vote or update your voter registration online! Visit Multnomah County Elections wants all voters to be able to vote easily, privately and independently, understand the steps in voting, understand elections rules, and know who to ask for help.


1. 14th annual Turkey Swim and Raffle for a Turkey with Portland Parks & Recreation: November 1 – 17th. The Turkey Swims are a way to get and stay fit, have fun in the water, and enter a raffle to win a free Thanksgiving turkey. Pick up your entry forms at the East Portland Pool at 740 SE 106th Ave. Any water exercise class or drop-in swim at a PP&R pool from November 1 through November 17, 2017, qualifies as a Turkey Swim! That means raffle entries (Turkey Tickets) are included with all paid admission for any drop-in activities with PP&R Aquatics (Lap Swim, Water Fitness and Play Swims). Each of PP&R’s five indoor pools will draw a name, and five lucky winners will have a turkey on us. Winners will be notified on Saturday, November 18, 2017.

2. Free Community Dinner with Parkrose Community United Church of God: Every Tuesday from November - April, 6:00 – 7:00 PM at 12505 NE Halsey. Donations accepted.

3. EPAP Funded Excavating East Portland's History through Art Opening: Thursday, November 9 3:00-3:30pm class presentation ceremony, seating is limited in ceremony room, Please RSVP at and 3:00-4:30pm: Art Opening & FREE Dinner in the main hall at PDX Youth Builders: 4816 SE 92nd Ave. Come view the 500 youth illustrated zines and silkscreen posters that were designed by the students Youth Empowerment Workshops eleven-week course. This project is supported by a grant from the East Portland Action Plan.

4. Peer Court Attorney and Jury Training: November 10th from 10 AM – 2 PM (FREE lunch) at IRCO, 10301 NE Glisan St.  To register for the training, please contact: or (503) 891-9065. EPAP funded grant to train for the Peer Court that acts as a diversion program for youth ages 12-17 with first-time, low-level violations. Youth volunteers, with direction from professional attorneys, work as defense attorney, prosecuting attorney and jury. Qualifications: Commit to once a month for a year; Between the ages of 14-18 years of age; and Available on Mondays or Thursdays, 4-6PM. Benefits: Build up your resume; Direct coaching from professional attorneys; Develop and enhance your public speaking skills; and Make a difference in your community!

5. Yard Tree Giveaway: City of Portland Parks & Recreation and Johnson Creek Watershed Council want you to Plant for the Future. If you would like a free tree for your yard, click on the following link: or attend 10 AM – 4 PM: Saturday, November 11th at the East Portland Neighborhood Office at 1017 NE 117th Ave. (at the foot of the watertower in the hydropark). 100 trees available on a first-come-first-serve basis.

6. Powell Butte Hands on Portland Trail Project: Join us to improve the trails on Powell Butte. Saturday, November, 11 2017 @ 9:00 AM:

7. Disability Power PDX is Now Accepting Applications: Applications accepted until December 4, 2017. Find more information on Disability Power PDX, including ways to apply, at: or call Joanne at 503-823-9970 to request an application. Members of Disability Power PDX will participate in a series of workshops, individual learning opportunities, and meetings with local organizations to increase their knowledge of local engagement opportunities and ability to effectively engage in Portland civic life. Members will learn about disability identity and culture, accessing community resources, and navigating local and national government. Stipends, food, childcare, and transportation are available to ensure equal access.

8. Gateway Green Fall Dig at the Dirt Lab: November 11th at 11:00 AM at Show Map. Northwest Trail Alliance has organized a trail work party at Gateway Green to prepare the bike trails for winter. More information (and to register) visit Wear work clothes; bring water & snack; lunch provided. No experience needed! Bring the kids! We’ll put everyone to work. No dogs please.

9. Trash Clean-up in Lents: November 12th, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM at cul-de-sac near 9315 SE Steele Street. Please come out and help us clean up around the Lents Elementary School. We have enlisted the members of Lents Neighbors for Justice, Lents Active Watch and Mountain View Recovery.
 The photo above was taken along the Multi-Use Path near the walking bridge that spans over I-205 to the grade school. We will provide bags, gloves & grabber tools. We have contacted Carol Casciato with the Public Health Department and she is working on getting us some sharps containers.

10. City of Portland 2017 Spirit of Portland Awards: November 14, 6:00 PM at IRCO, 10301 NE Glisan. The East Portland Mobil Playgrounds group is being awarded, come show your support. For more information go to:

11. Zenger Farms Cooking Workshop with Community Chef Paula Hernandez: November 14th, Tuesday 6-8:30pm. Cost: $5-$15, no turned away. Register here or email

12. Clase de Realización Familiar – Family Empowerment Workshop in Spanish: Wednesday, November, 15th, 6-8pm at David Douglas High School, North Campus - RM 105, 1001 SE 135th Ave. 

Una clase GRATIS de 2 horas que le ayudará a conectarse con su adolescente. Las familias aprenderán a: Como apoyar a su hijo(a) a tener éxito en la escuela; Prevenir el uso de alcohol y drogas; Comprenderse major; Como alcanzar metas y ser una familia felíz. Asista esta clase con su familia y pasen tiempo aprendiendo juntos. Por favor revise el horario de clases en la página posterior.

13. Lynchview Park Community Gathering: Wednesday, November 15th 6:00 – 7:30 PM at Patrick Lynch Elementary, 1546 SE 169th Place. Come see the three (3) design options for the park development. Children welcome; Free snacks; Translation in Spanish and Russian. Questions: Maija Spencer: 503.823.5593 and 

Reunión Comunitaria Del Parque Lynchview: Miercoles, 15 noviembre, 6:00 – 7:30 PM. Patrick Lynch Escuela Primaria, 1546 SE 169th Place. Ven a ver lose tres conceptos de diseño para el parquet: Los niños son bievenidos; Bocadillos gratis; Traducción en espanol. Preguntas: Maija Spencer: 503.823.5593 and

14. City of Portland Fix-it Fairs! FREE. The fairs are a free event where people can learn simple ways to save money and connect with community resources, with many workshops available in Spanish. If your organization is interested in attending any or all of the fairs to spread the word about your services, please contact The City of Portland's 2017-18 Fix-it Fairs are scheduled for the following Saturdays:

November 18, 2017, 8:30 AM – 3:00 PM at Ron Russell Middle School, 3955 SE 112th Ave.
 February 24, 2018, 8:30 AM – 3:00 PM at Madison High School, 2735 NE 82nd Ave.

15. Zenger Farms Food Scouts and Harvest Market at Lents Famers Market: November 19th, Sunday 9-2pm at Corner of 92nd and Ellis. Free.

16. Zenger Farms Cooking Workshop with Community Chef Van Duong: November 28th, Tuesday 6-8:30pm. Cost: $5-$15, no turned away. Register here or email

17. Things Happening at Rosewood Initiative, 16126 SE STARK ST. or call (503) 208-2562:

Every Week:

NEED HELP STARTING OR GROWING YOUR BUSINESS? Wednesdays from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. with Liz Feldman from PSU Business Outreach Program.
 SE WORKS EMPLOYMENT SERVICES! Monday thru Friday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Services available to job seekers, employers & youth that are designed to strengthen our local and regional economy. Stephanie McDonald Cell - (971) 322-4546
 REAP YOUTH LEADERSHIP! Thursdays from 3 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Ages 10-15. Do you want to grow as a leader? Do you want to share your voice? Do you want to be the change?
ZUMBA: Wednesdays from 10:30 am - 11:30 am at Freedom Foursquare Church until remodel is finished. FREE Zumba classes with Lydia from Portland Parks & Rec every week!

ENGLISH CLASS: Study English for FREE with RIHO on Mondays 5-7pm

SNACK AND STORY: 10am-Noon, snacks provided! Join our wonderful volunteers for interactive reading with children!

THE WELCOME CENTER: Where refugees and immigrants can build long-term relationships, craft a resume, access community resources and services, and attend English or citizenship classes. There has never been a more crucial time to show hospitality to refugees and immigrants. To volunteer, please contact Lindsey at

THE ROSEWOOD MUSIC PROGRAM offers full-scholarship music lessons for youth in the Rosewood community.  Current openings include violin and cello lessons on Mondays and flute on Thursdays.   Beginners from age 4 for strings and 9 for winds are welcome. Instrument loan is included.  To apply, visit, or call 503-679-5879.

18. Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB)  - “Clase del 2025” y Class of 2025:  video in Spanish that introduces our main characters! They are 27 children from Earl Boyles Elementary School whom OPB has been following since kindergarten. Through their school and home experiences we are discovering the struggles these kids are confronting on their path to graduation, which in turn reflects the lives of many other children in our state and in the nation. You can download the podcast “Clase del 2025” or “Class of 2025 through the apps such as: Any platform you use to listen your podcast, or:

NPR One: (Spanish version) (English version)

iTunes: (Spanish version)

       (English version)

Also, you can find it on the OPB website at

19. Division Midway Alliance Events at 11721 SE Division:

DMA Board Meeting – DMA’s board meets the 4th Thursday of the month at 5:30 pm at 11721 SE Division
Every Wednesday, 9am to 1pm - PSU Business Outreach Office Hours - PSU offers FREE Professional business technical assistance every Wednesday between 9 and 1pm. 
Every Wednesday & Thursday, 4:00-7:00pm – Myanmar Community Office Hours  – DMA hosts Community Office Hours every Wednesday and Thursday.
Every Friday, 3pm to 7pm & Saturday, 10am to 1pm – Iraqi Society of Oregon’s Community Hours – DMA hosts Community Office Hours for the Iraqi Community every Friday evening and Saturday morning.
Every Sunday, Noon -  2:00pm – Bhutanese Citizenship Class, 2:30 – ESL Class.

20. Midland Library Events: Visit Library Events ( ) for complete, up-to-the-minute information. Find us on Facebook and Twitter.

21. Portland Bureau of Transportation BIKETOWN for All: A reduced-cost BIKETOWN membership program for Portland-area residents living on low incomes. Memberships cost $3 per month to use the “orange bikes” and can be paid for in cash or with a credit or debit card. People who want to pay with a card can verify their income online using an EBT card (Oregon Trail Card) during registration. People who want to pay in cash must attend an in-person workshop to complete registration. All members are invited to attend the public workshops, which will cover bike riding essentials for city riding. All workshop attendees receive a free helmet. For more information visit 

22. Portland Human Rights Commission Emily G. Gottfried Awards: Thursday, December 7, 2017 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Immigrant & Refugee Community Organization (IRCO), 10301 NE Glisan St. Come to recognize outstanding human rights champions in our community.

23. Winter Term at Mt Hood Community College: Begins Jan. 8, 2018. Sign up today for classes by visiting

24. Multnomah County Community Resource List:


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1. East Portland Action Plan(EPAP) 2018 General Grants Program

Project Requests may be for $500 - $106,000 ($106,000 total available)

Application Due Date: November 8, 2017 at 5:00 PM

Click here for a link to the Grant Application (word doc)

Click here for a link to the Grant Application (pdf)

Applications can be submitted in any language by email, in person, or by mail to: or

East Portland Neighborhood Office, 1017 NE 117th Ave Portland, OR 97220

(117th between Halsey + Glisan at the foot of the water tower)

cameron whitten, East Portland Action Plan Advocate

East Portland Neighborhood Office, 1017 NE 117th Ave.

(503) 823-8027 and

2. America Walks Community Change Micro Grants: Applications are due by November 10th at 2pm. These community change micro grants aim to help communities promote walking and improve walkability:  Learn more about the grant program here. Apply Today!  We are excited to share with you that grant applications from Portland, OR are eligible for additional funds. Successful applicants from Portland will receive an additional $500 to the original $1,500 for a total grant of $2,000. This program looks to help catalyze smaller-scale, low-cost projects and programs that increase the prevalence of walking, expand the diversity of people and organizations working to advance walkability, and help to make walking safer, easier, and more fun for all community members.

3. Request For Proposals (RFP): Home Energy Assessments for Income-qualified Home Sellers: Responses are due November 20, 2017. To respond to the RFP or for more information about this opportunity, please visit the City’s procurement site and review RFP 00000758: Seeking private-sector parties, nonprofit organizations or academic institutions to provide home energy assessments to eligible low-income home sellers, beginning January 1, 2018. The bureau will provide an agreed-upon fixed price compensation for home energy assessments. Respondents must have an Oregon residential contractor’s license issued by the Oregon CCB or a documented plan to obtain qualifications by January 1, 2018. Respondents must also be prepared to obtain U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and State of Oregon credentials as a Home Energy Assessor and enroll as an authorized Home Energy Assessor for the City of Portland Home Energy Score Program.

4. Community Watershed Stewardship Program (CWSP) Grant  with City of Portland Bureau of Environmental Services: Very brief pre-applications are due Friday, February 17, 2018. Up to $10,000 to help Portlanders address challenges faced by their neighborhoods and communities, while also improving the health of our urban environment. For more information about the kinds of projects CWSP funds, see Types of Projects – they consider a lot of different kinds of projects. For more information, click on the following links:; Apply for a Stewardship Grant;

Apply for a Native Plant Mini-Grant. For comprehensive information about the application process including full instructions, selection criteria, and resources, see the Grant Guide. Applying for a CWSP grant is a two-stage process: 1. Those interested in applying for a CWSP grant submit a grant pre-application; 2. A grant review committee reviews the pre-applications. CWSP will then invite selected applicants to submit a full application. CWSP is committed to supporting applicants throughout the process, so don’t let limited grant-writing or environmental experience stop you from applying! If you have questions about the grant program or past projects, or have an idea for a project of your own, contact Stewardship Coordinator Esmerelda Sanchez at 503-823-7917 or send a message to the CWSP team. Grant Guide; Pre-Application (Word form) or Pre-Application (PDF form); Full Application (Word form) or Full Application (PDF form); Application Checklist; Grant Budget Form; Sample Application.

5. 2017 Jobs Plus Initiative Grant Program: Deadline: November 17, 2017. The Jobs Plus program develops locally-based, job-driven approaches that increase earnings and advance employment outcomes through work readiness, employer linkages, job placement, educational advancement, technology skills, and financial literacy for residents of public housing. The place-based Jobs Plus program addresses poverty among public housing residents by incentivizing and enabling employment through earned income disregards for working residents and a set of services designed to support work including employer linkages, job placement and counseling, educational advancement, and financial counseling. Ideally, these incentives will saturate the target developments, building a culture of work and making working residents the norm.

6. Choice Neighborhoods Implementation Grant Program: Deadline: November 22, 2017. Choice Neighborhoods Implementation Grants support the implementation of comprehensive neighborhood revitalization plans that are expected to achieve the following three core goals: 1. Housing: Replace distressed public and assisted housing with high-quality mixed-income housing that is well-managed and responsive to the needs of the surrounding neighborhood; 2. People: Improve intergenerational mobility with a focus on children and families’ employment, health, and education outcomes; and 3. Neighborhood: Create the conditions necessary for public and private reinvestment in distressed neighborhoods to offer the kinds of amenities and assets, including safety, good schools, and commercial activity, that are important to families’ choices about their community.

7. Franz Bakery Give Back in the Spirit of Giving Nominate a Recipient: Please visit before November 27th to submit a nomination. If your nominee is selected you will also receive a one year supply of Franz bread! Please help us reach out to the well-deserving individuals, families and organizations. Franz will honor 50 recipients to each receive $500 to help make their season a little brighter. Additionally, we will donate $2,500, each, to ten non-profits (501c3) through our Franz Foundation which aims to support organizations that focus on hunger reduction as well as family and youth development.

8. Portland Children’s Levy Event Sponsorship: Requests are being accepted now until December 1, 2017 for projects to be completed between January – June 2018. PCL has a limited amount of $500 sponsorships for events related to our funding areas. "PCL Sponsorship Guidelines" can be found on the PCL website here .

9. Community Food Projects Competitive Grant Program, USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture: Deadline: December 4, 2017. The Community Food Projects Competitive Grants Program funds two types of grants: Community Food Projects and Planning Projects. The primary goals of the Grants Program are to: Meet the food needs of low-income individuals through food distribution, community outreach to assist in participation in Federally assisted nutrition programs, or improving access to food as part of a comprehensive service; Increase the self-reliance of communities in providing for the food needs of the communities; Promote comprehensive responses to local food access, farm, and nutrition issues; and Meet specific state, local or neighborhood food and agricultural needs including needs relating to: equipment necessary for the efficient operation of a project; planning for long-term solutions; or the creation of innovative marketing activities that mutually benefit agricultural producers and low-income consumers. The estimated total program funding in fiscal year 2018 is approximately $8,640,000. Eligible applicants include public food program service providers, tribal organizations, or private nonprofit entities, including gleaners.

10. East Portland Reuse, Recycle & Clean-Up Funds: Available Now until May 15, 2018. Funding of up to $1000 per activity is available until the money is gone. Any East Portland community member is invited to apply for funding to clean up our neighborhoods, keep trash out of our landfill, and engage people in hands-on sustainability activities! Fill out this one page application and send it to Examples of activities: Neighborhood beautification through litter pickups, work parties, renting of dumpsters to remove household waste; Keep things out of the landfills through a ReUse Exchange Swap; Electronic Recycling Collection; Free Store; Collect dumpster items from seniors or people with disabilities in your neighborhood, or your idea. Find more details at Contact us to talk about it!

11. Affordable Commercial Tenanting Affordable Commercial Tenanting Program: First-come first-serve review process until all spaces are filled. Tenants may also qualify for a contribution toward tenant improvement build-out in the form of a Prosper Portland grant. For more information visit the program page or contact program manager Leila Aman,, 503-823-3305.

Prosper Portland has created the Commercial Affordability Tenanting Program to address a recent dramatic increase in retail rents and decrease in vacancy rates in the city of Portland. The program will be available this summer at Lents Town Center in SE Portland, offering access and assistance to qualified businesses in the form of an equitable application process, reduced rent, tenant improvement contributions and technical assistance. The Affordable Commercial Tenanting Program in Lents Town Center includes: 9101 SE Foster and Oliver Station (West).

12. Northwest Health Foundations: Open Opportunities. Check out open funding, partnership and learning opportunities on our website. See what's available.

13. Compton Foundation Grants For Climate Change, Peace, and Reproductive Rights – Grants proposals by invitation based on inquiry: Send a letter asking if they might be interested in your project. The Compton Foundation supports work in climate change, peace and national security, and reproductive rights and justice. Within those core areas, the work must be a match with our transformative leadership and courageous storytelling approaches. The foundation is willing to support work that uses art to spark social change, whether that means directly supporting professional artists who are working toward social or environmental change, funding organizations that bridge artistic disciplines and activism, or groups exploring art as an organizing methodology. Projects and can be from a variety of artistic disciplines, including drama, film, and writing, although music and visual art are most likely to be prioritized.

14. Place-based Initiatives: Ongoing. The Kresge Foundation supports established Creative Placemaking practitioners that work in disinvested communities and seek to improve the bedrock conditions of low income people. Proposals are welcome from organizations that: Infuse creativity (arts, culture and community-engaged design) into comprehensive community development and urban planning practices; Build on a community’s assets and distinctive attributes, recognizing and highlighting narratives of place; Are cross-sector and cross-disciplinary – collaborations of multiple partners from different sectors (public/private) and disciplines (arts, health, environment, human services); and Take root in economically distressed communities and ensures that residents with low incomes contribute to, engage in, benefit from, and are empowered by activities.

15. Local Systems: Ongoing. The Kresge Foundation is funding Creative Placemaking initiatives that challenge the norms and ways of working within city-wide systems, and support more adaptive practitioners. Proposals are welcome from organizations that: Infuse creativity (arts, culture and community-engaged design) into comprehensive community development and urban planning practices; Build on a community’s assets and distinctive attributes, recognizing and highlighting narratives of place; Are cross-sector and cross-disciplinary – collaborations of multiple partners from different sectors (public/private) and disciplines (arts, health, environment, human services); and Take root in economically distressed communities and ensures that residents with low incomes contribute to, engage in, benefit from, and are empowered by activities.

16. Public Works and Economic Adjustment Assistance Programs – Ongoing. The Economic Development Administration is soliciting applications from rural and urban areas to provide investments that support construction, non-construction, technical assistance, and revolving loan fund projects. EDA provides strategic investments on a competitive- merit-basis to support economic development, foster job creation, and attract private investment in economically distressed areas of the United States.

17. FY 2016 – FY 2019 EDA Planning Program and Local Technical Assistance Program – Ongoing The U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) announces general policies and application procedures for grant-based investments under the Planning and Local Technical Assistance programs. Under the Planning program, EDA assists eligible recipients in creating regional economic development plans designed to build capacity and guide the economic prosperity and resiliency of an area or region. As part of this program, EDA supports Partnership Planning investments to facilitate the development, implementation, revision, or replacement of Comprehensive Economic Development Strategies (CEDS), which articulate and prioritize the strategic economic goals of recipients’ respective regions.

18. Technical Assistance for Communities Affected by Brownfields – Rolling/Apply any time: . Groundwork USA is offering direct assistance, from experienced practitioners on a range of topics and strategies. An appropriate GWUSA staff member or consultant will be assigned to your community to provide consultation over a 12-month period, with possible extension of direct support into an additional year. Non-profit organizations, local government bodies and tribes whose communities are impacted by brownfields are all eligible to apply.

19. The Small Projects and Community Events (SPACE) Program: Click on the underlined link to learn about grants of up to $1,500 to support conservation projects, conservation education, and community events that promote natural resource conservation in the Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District. Eligible applicants include nonprofit organizations, educational institutions, government agencies, and Native American tribes. The types of projects/events that are eligible for SPACE Program funding include on-the-ground restoration or conservation projects, pollution prevention projects, education of youth and/or adults, and community events focused on improving the public’s understanding of natural resource conservation. Completed application forms are due on the 15th of every month. Guidelines and materials can be found here:

20. Native Plan Mini-Grant with City of Portland Bureau of Environmental Services Community Watershed Stewardship Program:  Ongoing. Mini-grants provide gift certificates for up to $500 for native plants to community groups or individuals that need seed money to help start or maintain projects beneficial to the local watershed. We accept and review applications for mini-grants at any time. The limit is one Mini-Grant per group per calendar year. These stewardship projects must bring together volunteers for an overall goal of enhancing water quality in Portland’s watersheds. Review the Mini-Grant application to verify that your project meets the necessary criteria. To apply, download the application form, print and fill it out and mail to: Esmerelda Sanchez, Stewardship Coordinator, Community Watershed Stewardship Program, City of Portland Environmental Services, 1120 SW 5th Avenue, Room 1000, Portland, OR 97204-1912. If you have any questions or need a copy of the application mailed to you, please contact Esmerelda Sanchez at 503-823-7917.

21. Oregon Education Opportunities- Department of Education: Closing Date: Varies. Various grants available that support educational opportunities including career and technical education, district collaboration, along with advanced placement programs to name a few.

22. Developers – Metro's Transit-Oriented Development Program: Metro’s Transit-Oriented Development Program provides developers with financial incentives that enhance the economic feasibility of higher-density, mixed-use projects served by transit. The program's goal is to implement the region's 2040 Growth Concept through investments in walkable neighborhoods and station areas linked by transit. Contact Metro to determine eligibility

23. Single Family Housing Repair Loans & Grants in Oregon - Department of Agriculture: On-going. Also known as the Section 504 Home Repair program, this provides loans to very-low-income homeowners to repair, improve, or modernize their homes or provides grants to elderly very-low-income homeowners to remove health and safety hazards. Loans may be used to repair, improve or modernize homes or remove health and safety hazards. Grants must be used to remove health and safety hazards SFH504HomeRepair.pdf

24. Portland Brownfield Program – Accepting applications for these grants on a rolling basis until funds are exhausted. The Portland Brownfield Program is a free resource for property owners, developers, and community members who have questions or concerns about potentially contaminated land, including buying or selling property, regulatory process, available funding, gardening on urban sites, and environmental assessment. Bringing brownfields back into active use has many benefits: protecting water quality, decreasing vacancy, reducing hazards to human health and the environment, increasing the tax base, and providing new neighborhood amenities. The Brownfield Program currently administers two grants from the Environmental Protection Agency: Involve and benefit a diverse, broad group of people; A $400,000 grant to assess contamination on properties around the city, with a target area of East Portland; A $1 million grant to provide loan fund (RLF) for cleanup on private properties. There are three criteria for eligibility: The current property owner cannot be responsible for the contamination; The project must demonstrate financial need for funding; The proposed project must demonstrate community benefit, such as new jobs, new goods/services/amenities, reduction of a health hazard, or returning a long-vacant site to reuse. Click here to download the assessment application. For More Information, Contact Jenn Bildersee at 503-823-7764.

25. County Opportunity Grants - Oregon Parks & Recreation Department HOUSING OPPORTUNITY: Closing Date: rolling basis. This grant is for Oregon counties to purchase land for campgrounds, to improve or plan camping areas, and other, similar purposes. The grants come from a portion of RV projects yearly since 1983. For more information, visit:

26. Public Works and Economic Adjustment Assistance Programs – Ongoing at . The Economic Development Administration is soliciting applications from rural and urban areas to provide investments that support construction, non-construction, technical assistance, and revolving loan fund projects. EDA provides strategic investments on a competitive- merit-basis to support economic development, foster job creation, and attract private investment in economically distressed areas of the United States.

27. Historic Parkrose Storefront Improvement Grants: There are no application deadlines, instead we will be reviewing grant applications on a monthly basis throughout the year. Grants will go to business and property owners within our service area (NE Sandy Blvd between 99th and 121st Ave). The goal of the storefront improvement grant program is to assist business and property owners in enhancing the visibility and appearance of their business. Examples of improvement projects covered by the grant include, but are not limited to, exterior paint, storefront lighting, signs, door/window replacement, and planters. Grant amounts range from $500-$4,000 and require a minimum dollar-for-dollar match. For information on applying for a storefront improvement grant, contact District Manager Mingus Mapps at

28. Metro Natural Areas sponsorship opportunities: No specific deadline. Do you have an event, activity or project that aligns with Metro’s mission and goals?  Metro has limited sponsorship funds to benefit a diversity of residents and businesses, address inequalities that impact our communities and inspire inclusive and innovative solutions to challenges of making Portland area a great place for everyone.  Get more information here.

29. Economic Development Assistance Department of Commerce Programs: Closing Date: On-going. To provide investments that support construction, non-construction, technical assistance, and revolving loan fund projects under EDA’s Public Works and Economic Adjustment Assistance programs. Grants and cooperative agreements made under these programs are designed to leverage existing regional assets and support the implementation of economic development 7

strategies that advance new ideas and creative approaches to advance economic prosperity in distressed communities.

30. Common Council Foundation Grassroots Exchange Fund: GXF Application and Guidelines: . GXF grants are distributed on a monthly cycle February through November (no grants are distributed in December and January). Applications must be submitted by the first Monday of the month. The program strives to meet three central goals: To strengthen the ability of community organizations to participate in public debates; To strengthen key cross-region and cross-sector movements; and To contribute to collaborative policy victories in the realms of social, environmental and economic justice. The first step in applying to the Grassroots Exchange Fund (GXF) is to thoroughly review the grant-making criteria and priorities in order to ensure that your organization is a good fit for the GXF grant program (this will save both your time and ours). Organizations that meet the eligibility and funding criteria are encouraged to submit the GXF Application Form.

31. Karma for Cara Foundation Micro-grants - Youth Changing the World: Closing Date: ongoing. The Karma for Cara Foundation is encouraging youth 18 and under to apply for funds between $250 and $1,000 to complete service projects in their communities. Whether it is turning a vacant lot into a community garden, rebuilding a school playground or helping senior citizens get their homes ready for winter, they want to hear what project you’re passionate about. For more information, visit:

32. EPA Grant Opportunities: Environmental Protection Agency:


JOBS (17)

1. Multnomah County Department of Community Justice Executive Specialist- Limited Duration (6005-53): This recruitment closes on Friday, November 10,  at 11:59 pm.  If you or someone you know is interested in this position, please share the following job announcement, view the job announcement by clicking this LINK or visit for more information and to apply.

2. Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC) Executive Director: Our announcement is at The job is posted online at The position profile as also available as a PDF at

3. Community Energy Project (CEP) In-Homes Auditor: To apply, submit a cover letter and resume to Charity Fain at  Click HERE for a PDF of the full position description. For more information and to download complete job description, visit our Job Opportunity page. This person will conduct energy audits and produce home energy score reports as part of our new Home Energy Score program. S/he is responsible for data collection and analysis, reporting and quality assurance for program service delivery. In addition, the In-Homes Auditor will provide home audits for our existing In-Homes Weatherization and Repair program. Bicultural/Bilingual in Spanish, Chinese, Russian, Vietnamese or other language spoken in the Portland Metro area highly desired.

4. Zenger Farms Community Engagement Manager here: We’re particularly looking for someone with connections to East Portland and/or bilingual. 

5. City of Portland (Click this link to view all open positions)

Aquatics Team Lifeguards/ Swim Instructors: Immediate openings; speakers of multiple languages encourage to apply -

Materials Quality Compliance Specialist - Closing Date:  11/10/17

Graphic Designer III - Closing Date: 11/13/17

Recreation Coordinator I - Generalist - Closing Date:  11/13/17

Senior Procurement Specialist- Closing Date: 11/13/17 or the first 75 completed applications

Recreation Coordinator I - Generalist - Closing Date:  11/13/17

Senior Procurement Specialist- Closing Date: 11/13/17 or the first 75 completed applications

Botanic Specialist I - Community Gardens  - Closing Date: 11/13/17

Communications Production Assistant - Closing Date: 11/13/17

Emergency Communications Director - Closing Date:  11/13/17

Government Relations Director - Closing Date:  11/13/17

Deputy Chief Administrative Officer - Closing Date:  11/13/17

Disability Program Specialist - Closing Date:  11/13/17

Director of Audit Services - Closing Date:  11/17/17

Police Records Specialist Trainee - Closing Date: 11/17/17  or after 300 applications have been received, whichever comes first

Community Police Officer – Deadline:  11/17/17

Electronic Plan Review Manager - Closing Date:  11/20/17

Housing Program Specialist - Limited Term - Closing Date:  11/20/17

Information Systems Technical Analyst II - Closing Date: 11/20/17

Policy Planning & Regional Coordination Supervising Planner- Closing Date:  11/20/17

Training and Development Analyst - Closing Date:  11/20/17

Medical Services & Training Division Intern - Closing Date:  11/20/17

Active Transportation and Safety Division Manager Auto Servicer – Closing Date: 11/20/17

Police Internal Affairs Investigator - Closing Date:  12/01/17  or after 100 applications have been received, whichever comes first

Plumbing Inspector – Deadline: Open Continuous. Revised – Deadline: 3/5/2018

Building Inspector II – Deadline:  Open Continuous Engineering Associate - Civil:  Open Continuous

Engineering Associate - Civil:  Open Continuous

Engineering Technician II:  Open Continuous

Engineering Technician III:  Open Continuous (This recruitment will close after 6 months or when 300 applicants are placed on the Eligible List)

Engineer – Civil:  Open Continuous. Current vacancies exist in the Bureau of Environmental Services (BES) and the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT). The eligible list may also be used to fill future vacancies in bureaus using this classification (Water, BES and PBOT)

How To Apply For City of Portland Jobs: Interested in applying to one of the positions opening this week? Come to our “How to Apply” course on November 7, 2017 to learn about the application and evaluation process for the City of Portland. For current city employees, please visit CityLearner to sign up for the course. For non-city employees, please email: to register.

7. Portland Parks and Recreation Available Jobs Board: Click in the following underlined link:

8. Mac’s Job List: Click on the following underlined link:

9. Multnomah County Jobs:

Health Department Lead Screening Clinic Tester: Open Until Filled: Job #6046-11

10. Zenger Farms: Check out our Open Positions .

11. David Douglas School District Bus Drivers, Part Time Custodians, and Substitute Cooks:

12. Latino Network: Check out all our open jobs at:

13. Rad Jobs PDX.

14. Housing Oregon: See all open jobs on our website!

15. Ride Connection Job List:

16. POIC +RAHS Jobs Link:

17. The Rebuilding Center: