January 2018

Below: Take Action (10); Announcements (25); $ (32); and Jobs (26).

What have you done to move the Action Plan forward? It is easy to let people know by adding to the Action Plan Updates that everyone can look at: http://eastportlandactionplan.org/updates 

Arabic, Español, Russian, and English language EPAP “Welcome Statement”: http://tinyurl.com/Arabic-Welcome-statement ; http://tinyurl.com/Bienvenido-Espanol ; http://tinyurl.com/Russian-Welcome ; and http://tinyurl.com/English-Welcome-statement   


1. Mercy Corps Northwest VISTA Program is Recruiting Host Organizations: We will go over the process to apply and hear your concepts for potential projects at the Open House on Thursday, January 25, from 10am-11:30am.  Host an AmeriCorps VISTA member for the service year of August 2018- August 2019. at Mercy Corps Northwest, Learn more here. VISTA members build the capacity of organizations, delivering new innovations to end poverty in Oregon. We hope to recruit between seven and nine organizations for this cohort. Deadline for proposals is Friday, March 2 We're able to support projects that are focused on Economic Opportunity including: Housing access, job skills training, microenterprise, IDA programs, financial literacy, and other community development initiatives. Projects must meet the following criteria, at minimum: Must be focused exclusively on low income populations; Must be indirect service only (focused on capacity building rather than meeting immediate needs); and Must develop or expand programs or initiatives. If you have any interest or questions it'd be excellent to hear from you. More information on our program can be found at: http://www.mercycorpsnw.org/community/vista/.

2. PROTEST THE MUSLIM & REFUGEE BAN: January 27th, 1pm at Portland International Airport. “January 27th, 2018 is the first anniversary of Trump's Muslim Ban. Trump has labeled our neighbors, community members, and their relatives back home as "a threat" & treated them like "terrorists." He reduced the number of refugee arrivals from 110,000 to only 45,000 this fiscal year. We will honor individual community members who have been affected by this un-American action at this peaceful event. I urge ALL Americans to join us and show your support! Bring your friends, families and signs!” https://www.facebook.com/events/152767922024758/158708761430674/?notif_t=admin_plan_mall_activity&notif_id=1515655288830703

3. Metro Housing Strategy Table: Initial meeting of the group is taking place on January 30th, 2018 at 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. in Metro Council Chambers, 600 NE Grand Ave, Portland. “This meeting is open to the public, and we welcome any interested EPAP members to attend. After consideration of the [‘Housing Strategy Table’] make-up, it was decided that there would not be an EPAP representative on the committee because it is primarily made up of industry, non-profit and governmental entities, and no other neighborhood or community groups are represented”.  Metro Housing Strategy Table includes 30 members, some of which have previously been mistakenly identified as a “community group” and two of which have identifiable ties to East Portland. “However, any thoughts, comments, or concerns are always welcome from EPAP and will be shared with Metro COO, Metro Council, and the Steering Table participants.”

4. Portland Housing Bureau Bond Oversight Committee: Join Mayor Wheeler and the PHB team share your ideas and learn about progress creating affordable homes: February 1, 2018, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at IRCO Community Room, 10301 NE Glisan St.  Click here for meeting agendas and materials. Accommodations, Childcare and Interpretation available on request, Michelle DePass: Michelle.DePass@portlandoregon.gov. Sign up here to receive email notifications about upcoming meetings and related updates. 

5. Multnomah County Community Involvement Committee: The Multnomah County Office of Community Involvement is currently accepting applications for a vacancy on the Community Involvement Committee (CIC). Applications should be submitted no later than 5pm on February 5, 2018 to meet the first review deadline. Step 1: Complete the online application; Step 2: Email your nomination letter to community.involvement@multco.us. You can view a sample nomination letter here. The CIC is a group of 15 volunteers from throughout Multnomah County who advise the county on timely, equitable and inclusive civic participation in county policy, and facilitate communication between the public and county government. The committee makes recommendations to the Board of Commissioners and county departments on opportunities for community engagement and removing barriers to participation. Read more about the CIC. There is currently an opening for an at large member - at large members must be residents of Multnomah County and be nominated by an incorporated community organization.

6. City of Portland Better Housing by Design Project Open House: Thursday, February 8, 2018, 6 – 8 p.m., 9955 NE Glisan Street (Ride Connection Office). When the Discussion Draft comes out on January 22nd, we hope you’ll take the time to review the draft code changes and let us know how effective you think they will be. The Discussion Draft will include a revised set of multi-dwelling zones and proposals that address topics such as housing options and affordability, outdoor spaces, and building and site design. Your feedback will help us identify issues and potential unintended consequences in the draft code. Your comments at this stage will come to staff, who will weigh them against other input and the City’s goals and policies. Later stages of the project will include hearings at the Planning and Sustainability Commission (in the early Summer) and then City Council (in the Fall), so you’ll be able to testify at those points. You can view the Better Housing by Design Concept Report, which serves as the basis for the draft zoning code amendments, here: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/bps/index.cfm?&c=73945. We will send you send you an update when the Discussion Draft is posted online and ready for review.  You can also check for updates on the project News and Updates page:  https://www.portlandoregon.gov/bps/71905. For more information on the Better Housing by Design project, see: Project website: www.portlandoregon.gov/bps/betterhousing. Contact: Bill Cunningham, 503-823-4203, betterhousing@portlandoregon.gov.

7. Metro Survey: What should the transportation system do for greater Portland? By February 17th, take 5-7 minutes to share your thoughts through the online survey: Go to the survey

·         Find out more and explore an interactive map projects at oregonmetro.gov/2018projects

·         Send comments by email to transportation@oregonmetro.gov or mail to Planning and Development, 600 NE Grand Avenue, Portland, OR 97232.  

The 2018 Regional Transportation Plan will establish priorities for state, federal and regional funding and help set the stage for the new and expanded options for people and products to get where they need to go. Projects are submitted by city, county, regional and state partners and evaluated for what they will do for the people and businesses of greater Portland. What things are most important to you?

Your input will be shared with policymakers as they work together to provide direction on finalizing the project priorities to be included in the 2018 Regional Transportation Plan. Find out more about the RTP at oregonmetro.gov/rtp.

8. Portlanders Stand With Refugees: March 16th at 6 PM at East Portland Community Center, 740 SE 106th Ave. Free. Please join us as we come together to welcome, honor, heal, and celebrate. This will be a fun evening of LIVE STAGE PERFORMANCES about what it means to be a refugee, immigrant, and Muslim in Portland. There will also be performances of different cultural music and dances. We will have food carts on site serving throughout the evening. We invite you to have dinner here in the outdoor courtyard. We welcome all Portlanders, of all ages, especially refugee and immigrant families.
We are looking for volunteers to help make this event as great as possible. We hope to have volunteers who can set up (starting at 2:30pm) and volunteers who can help out during the event (6-9 pm), as well as volunteers who can tear down afterwards (staying approximately until 9:30pm). If you are interested in volunteering in any of these time slots, please contact Som Subedi at som.subedi@portlandoregon.gov.

9. Multnomah County Commission for Economic Dignity (MCCED): This is the community action board for federal anti-poverty programs in Multnomah County. Those interested in joining the MCCED can apply online here. For more information, call 503-988-8109 or e-mail: communityaction@multco.us and learn how to get involved and make a difference by lending your voice to people experiencing poverty in Multnomah County.  

10. Register to Vote: You can register to vote or update your voter registration online! Visit oregonvotes.gov/myvote. 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. http://www.portlandoregon.gov/?c=56136&a=658375



1. Elders In Action Civics 101 Series: Session 3. Inside Multnomah County Government – Wednesday, January 24, 1 – 3 PM at Multnomah County Building, 501 SE Hawthorne Blvd., Portland; Session 4. Inside Neighborhood Involvement – Wednesday, January 31, 1 – 3 pm, East Portland Neighborhood Office, 1017 NE 117th Ave., Portland; Session 5. Inside the Oregon State Government – Wednesday, February 7, 10 AM – 5 PM Field Trip to the Oregon State Capitol. Para más información / For more information and registration, contact: 503.235.5474 or Cassidy@eldersinaction.org .

2. Sixth Annual Jake ‘n Max Boxes of Love Dog & Cat Donations Collection: Collections accepted January 22 through February 9 (with a senior adoption event held in February). Bin located: at 911 Center (3732 SE 99th Ave). The Boxes of Love drive is collecting new and gently used blankets, beds, comfy items, potty pads, healthy supplements and other senior pet aids for dogs and cats to benefit
St. Martins Animal Rescue for dogs and cats.

3. The Office of Neighborhood Involvement (ONI) Name Change Survey and Focus Group: Help us find a better name.  Share your ideas with us through this survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2TVQ26L. The survey asks two questions and is open until noon on Wed, January 24. 1. What is your idea for a new name? and 2. Would you like to be considered for a focus group on Jan 22? (Reply to this question prior to Jan 9, respectively, to be considered). ONI’s name is changing to better reflect our work and the people and place we serve now and for subsequent generations.  Read more about our evolution here: https://www.facebook.com/ONIpdx/posts/1715967705090204. Based upon input, Commissioner Eudaly and Director Rhee will choose and announce the new name in May. Thank you and subscribe to ONI Notifications to keep informed:  www.portlandoregon.gov/oni/subscribe

4. New Avenues for Youth, Youth Opportunity Center, & Bank of America Learning & Opportunity Lab Open House: Wednesday, January 24, 2018 10:30 -11:30am, 454 SE 165th Avenue, Portland, OR 97233 - on the campus of the Rockwood Boys & Girls Club. To confirm your attendance, please RSVP to rsvp@newavenues.org.

5. Join IRCO for the Release of our Community Needs Assessment 2017 Report: Thursday, January 25th, 7:00 AM at IRCO's Sokhom Tauch Community Center, 10301 NE Glisan St. Community leaders will discuss key findings revealing the priorities and needs of our immigrant and refugee communities. A light breakfast will be provided. THURSDAY, January 25th, 2018

6. Free Grow Portland Seed Swap: January 28th, 10 AM – 12 noon at the Midland Library, 805 SE 122nd (https://www.growportland.org/seed-swap) . We will have a guest speaker, author Putsata Reang, speak on the early history of Chinese urban farmers in Portland. If you have seeds to share and would like to participate, sign up on our website.

7. Legislative Town Hall with Representative Barbara Smith Warner, Representative Alissa Keny-Guyer, and Senator Michael Dembrow: Wednesday, January 31st, 2018, 6:30-8:00 PM at Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 NE 40th Ave, Portland, OR 97212

8. AORTA Webinar Series: Love the People - Building Power Through Sanctuary: Three sessions starting January 31, online series. (Sliding scale starting at Free). Skill Training: Love the People is a three-part webinar series that will bring together storytellers who will share their experiences with community-focused responses to interpersonal and systemic violence. We will cover interpersonal violence intervention in our homes and neighborhoods, defending our demonstrations and movement spaces, and community defense in our workplaces, in sanctuary and across our communities. We will explore how to expand the concept of sanctuary and new ways to imagine community defense.

9. Mt. Hood Community College STOP Human Trafficking: February 7th, 12 noon – 1 PM at MHCC Student Union Room  AC1051.

10. REUNIÓN COMUNITARIA DEL PARQUE LYNCHVIEW: Jueves, Febrero 8, 6:00pm - 7:30pm, Patrick Lynch Escuela Primaria, 1546 SE 169th Place. Danos tu opinion en los diseños para la nueva zona de juego: Los niṅos son beinvenidos, Bocadillos gratis, y Traducción en español. Preguntas? Maija Spencer, 503-823-5193, maija.spencer@portlandoregon.gov

LYNCHVIEW Парк Общественное собрание: Четверг, 8-го Февраля, 6 - 7:30 вечера, Patrick Lynch Elementary School, 1546 SE 169th Place. Поделитесь своими идеями по дизайну игровой площадки: Приходите с детьми; Бесплатные угощения; перевод на Русский язык. Вопросы? Maija Spencer, 503-703-0903, maija.spencer@portlandoregon.gov.

LYNCHVIEW PARK COMMUNITY GATHERING: Thursday, February 8, 2018, 6pm - 7:30pm, Patrick Lynch Elementary School, 1546 SE 169th Place. Give your input on designs for a new playground: children welcome, Free snacks, Translation in Spanish and Russian. More information: portlandoregon.gov/parks/73739 or Maija Spencer, 503-823-5193, maija.spencer@portlandoregon.gov

11. Strategies for Housing Planning, Policy and Finance: City, Region, State Annual Conference: Friday, February 9, 2018, 8:30 am - 4:00 pm (8:00 - 8:30 am registration) at David Evans & Associates, 2100 SW River Parkway. Sliding scale Eventbrite registration, Registration includes coffee, lunch and refreshments. We will explore regional approaches to housing planning and policy in three metropolitan/suburban areas, and challenges and solutions related to provision of housing in rural areas and small towns. We’ll delve into financing options and cost improvements that offer alternatives to public subsidies for affordable housing in an environment where such subsidies are being cut or eliminated. The conference will also present emerging examples of local land use and regulatory tools to increase housing availability and affordability, and highlight HLA’s efforts to ensure that jurisdictions are adequately planning to meet local housing needs through Oregon’s Statewide Planning Goal 10.

12. Looking for Local Talent – Artists, Bands, Performers for Portland Parks & Recreation’s Urban Parks and Summer Free For All: Over 200 free community events each year. These events build community, activate public spaces, and celebrate Portland! We are looking to highlight and support local talent from the Portland Metro Area. Complete our online 2018 Performer Application by February 15, 2018 – let us know which performance opportunities you’d like to be considered for. Learn about our artist and performer opportunities by reading the information within these web pages, or read a printable version of this information. We are specifically looking for: Multi-cultural performances that appeal to diverse audiences; Family-friendly content (including lyrics), though not necessarily child-focused; Audience interaction and performances that encourage crowd participation; Professionalism. Click here for a printable version of this information.  Artists and performers may email concerts@portlandoregon.gov or call 503-823-5059 with questions about this application process.

13. City of Portland Fix-it Fairs! FREE. February 24, 2018, 8:30 AM – 3:00 PM at Madison High School, 2735 NE 82nd Ave. The fair is 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 marygay.broderick@portlandoregon.gov.

14. Zenger Farms Free Community Dinner: Tuesday, February 27th @ 6 - 8 pm at 11741 SE Foster Road. Anyone who would like to sign up for this dinner right now can register here

15. Invention Bootcamp: Free STEM Camp for High School Students: Applications are due Friday, March 2nd. Give your students an early advantage by encouraging them to apply as soon as possible. More info can be found here. Portland State University has just opened applications for its 2017-18 Invention Bootcamp program, a month-long, immersive invention experience for high school students of all backgrounds and experience levels to gain technical skills; form critical connections with college mentors, professors and industry professionals; and collaborate with peers from across the state.

16. 9th Annual Spring Break Young Filmmakers Camp: March 26-30, 2018, 9 am to 4 pm at Gesthemane, 11560 SE Market St. To register, email: info@freearts.org. In addition, please let us know if you are interested in volunteering.

17. Mt. Hood Community College (MHCC) Foundation’s Scholarship: Current and potential MHCC students can apply online up until March 31: mhcc.edu/Scholarships.  In 2017, the Foundation awarded $411,000, resulting in scholarships for approximately a third of all applicants. A similar number of available scholarships is expected for 2018-19. To learn more for a 2018-19 scholarship from the MHCC Foundation, current and potential students can visit Mt. Hood Community College Foundation’s.

18. Linda Robinson (EPAP Parks Representative) Received the Gateway Area Business Association Citizen of the Year award!

19. Ventura Park City of Portland Parks Bond-funded Renovations at are Complete: This latest #ParksReplacementBond project features a partnership with Playform for a spectacular play area. The playground, adjacent to Ventura Park Elementary School in the David Douglas School District, was in serious need of replacement. Also included in the project: a new Portland Loo and public art. This project was also partially funded by Parks System Development Charges from citywide construction development, not General Fund tax dollars. Find out more about this project by clicking on the following underlined link: portlandoregon.gov/parks/70618

20. Meals on Wheels Needs East Portland Volunteer Drivers: Can you help out? You can call 503-953-8104 for more information.

21. State of Oregon Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program Volunteers: Seeking dedicated individuals who want to make a difference, have a caring spirit, and a willingness to learn. Volunteers advocate for residents who are elderly and disabled living in nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and adult care homes to help ensure residents rights, dignity, safety, and care. For more information, visit www.oregon.gov/ltco or call 800-522-2602.

22. 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.
PSU Business Outreach Office Hours - Every Wednesday, 9am to 12pm. PSU offers FREE Professional business technical assistance.  

Social Services Network Community Office Hours - Every Wednesday & Thursday, 3:00-7:00pm – DMA hosts Community Office Hours.

23. 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 lindsey.boulais@iteams.org.

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 communitymusiccenter.org/rosewood, or call 503-679-5879.

24. Multnomah County Community Resource List: www.multco.us/sites/default/files/health/documents/community_resource_list.pdf

25. Midland Library Events: Visit Library Events (https://multcolib.org/events ) for complete, up-to-the-minute information. Find us on Facebook and Twitter.

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1. Summer Free For All Applications: Applications due January 29, 2018;  Acceptance notifications February 9, 2018; Payments due June 1, 2018. If you have any questions or need to make changes to your application, please contact us at movies@portlandoregon.gov or at 503.823.5059. Our mission is to cultivate community by providing free, accessible, family-friendly activities in the summer for all Portlanders, and we can’t do it without community organizations. We’d like to partner with you and your community to create a great neighborhood event, and we’re excited to announce that it is now easier than ever to apply. Summer Free For All has moved to a streamlined online submission form for both our event applications and sponsorship pledge forms. Links to Online Tools:

Movie Event Application: This page has all the information you need to bring free outdoor movies to your community, including a link to the online event application.

Sponsorship Opportunities: This page is a resource you can use with potential sponsors of your event. It details sponsor benefits and has a link to the online sponsorship pledge form. We recommend you ask local businesses for sponsorship.

2. Hispanic Metropolitan Chamber Hispanic Ancestry 2018 Academic Scholarship: All submissions must be received by January 31, 2018. Please email any questions to scholarship@hmccoregon.com or call (503) 222-0280. To apply, please click here: click here.

3. Metro Community Placemaking Grant: The online application is due February 2, 2018. These grants present opportunities to support leadership roles for people of color; use art to solve problems; and strengthen social ties to one another and the places where we live, work and play. A total of $160,000 is available Metro-wide for the 2018 grant cycle: grants range from $5,000 - $25,000. Visit Metro’s Community Placemaking grants page to learn more about the program’s objectives and eligibility requirements. Check out the 2017 Community Placemaking grantees. Get prepared by reading the grant application handbook.

4. City of Portland Housing Bureau Seeks Proposals to Build More Affordable Homes: No due date. Calling all developers, property owners and their representatives: We are seeking proposals to purchase land or existing multifamily residential buildings that can be developed into affordable homes. We’re accepting proposals on a rolling basis—check out our request for interest to find out more.

5. Metro’s 2018 Nature in Neighborhoods Nature Education and Outdoor Experiences: March 6, 2018 Deadline. Metro’s Nature in Neighborhood nature education and outdoor experiences grants support programs. With the goal of building cultural, environmental and economic equity, these grants provide communities of color and underserved communities educational opportunities, work training, organizational development and the chance to get out and spend meaningful time in nature. The nature education and outdoor experiences grants program will award $700,000 this year. Two-year grants are up to $30,000, while three-year grants can be up to $100,000. Groups throughout greater Portland are encouraged to apply. Click HERE to learn more about Metro nature education and outdoor experiences grants and fill out a simple application. To learn more and ask questions, contact the grants coordinator, Crista Gardner, at Crista.Gardner@oregonmetro.gov.

6. Meyer Memorial Trust 2018 Annual Funding Opportunity, the Housing Opportunities Portfolio or How to Apply for Funding: Attend one of our in-person or virtual information sessions in March and April to learn more about our grantmaking. For more details about the info sessions visit mmt.org/infosessions.

7. Metro Regional Travel Options Sponsorship Funds to Promote Walking, Biking, Taking Transit and rideshare: Available until funding is spent. Applicants must apply no less than 60 days prior to the funding need. Applications are accepted online. The maximum sponsorship is $5,000. Awards over $3,500 must meet Federal Transportation Purchasing requirements. Only one funded project per fiscal year (July to June). Program staff tries to respond within 15 business days to all requests. To request a paper copy of the sponsorship request form or ask a question about Metro's RTO sponsorship program, contact marne.duke@oregonmetro.gov. Funds initiatives that improve air quality, address community health issues and reduce auto congestion. Regional Travel Options sponsorships are designed to provide ancillary support to events, initiatives and programs, and provide Metro and partners with strategic marketing or outreach opportunities. Who is eligible? Nonprofit organizations, local governments and educational institutions within the Metro boundary can request a sponsorship. Metro sponsorship funds cannot be used to support political committees or campaigns, lobbying or for services which extend beyond the Metro boundary. What types of activities does RTO sponsor? Sponsorships are restricted to materials, events and activities that promote travel options as a core function. Examples: printing of maps or educational materials; transportation safety tools, such as lights, helmets or bike locks; light infrastructure, such as bike shelters, bike fix-it stations or bike parking; Program incentives or challenge prizes; and Events that promote or educate residents about travel options ($2,500 limit).

8. 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 David.Ashton@portlandoregon.gov. Find more details at www.eastportland.org/cleanups.

9. 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.

10. 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.

11. 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.

12. 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.

13. 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.

14. 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: http://emswcd.org/grants-and-cost-share/apply/space/

15. 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.

16. 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.


17. Developers Metro's Transit-Oriented Development Program: http://www.oregonmetro.gov/tools-partners/grants-and-resources/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

18. 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 http://www.rd.usda.gov/files/fact-sheet/RD-Factsheet-RHS SFH504HomeRepair.pdf

19. Portland Brownfield ProgramAccepting 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.

20. 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: http://www.oregon.gov/oprd/GRANTS/pages/county.aspx

21. Public Works and Economic Adjustment Assistance ProgramsOngoing at http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=279842 . 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.

22. 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 mingus@historicparkrose.com.

23. 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.

24. 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. http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=279842

25. Common Council Foundation Grassroots Exchange Fund: GXF Application and Guidelines: http://www.commoncounsel.org/Grant+Programs . 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.

26. 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: http://karmaforcara.org/get-involved/

27. Technical Assistance for Communities Affected by Brownfields Rolling/Apply any time: https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f3b5536564762ab0a74bc4292/files/GWUSA_k6_Call_for_LOI.pdf . 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.

28.  EPA Grant Opportunities: Environmental Protection Agency: https://www.epa.gov/grants.

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

30. Healthy Housing and Neighborhoods Initiative – ongoing. The Kresge Foundation is working to advance place-based, community-driven efforts to promote health and remove barriers to opportunity for people in low-income neighborhoods. This is an open grant opportunity for organizations working to address: Policies, systems change and communication to connect health and housing; Policies that promote healthy housing and mitigate the impacts of substandard housing; and Innovative investments that connect community development, health and housing.

31. Accelerating Community-centered Approaches – ongoing. The Kresge Foundation helps speed the adoption of programs, practices and policies across health and supportive sectors that address the conditions that promote the health of communities. Proposals are welcome from organizations that: Take advantage of the opportunities within health reform to employ new models of shared resources and accountability for improving population health; Systematically incentivize and reward primary prevention – for example, by reinvesting downstream health care savings in effective community prevention; Share and use data from multiple sectors to inform strategies, measure progress and refine interventions; Have the potential to inform practice and policy more broadly; Demonstrate community engagement and health equity. 

32. 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, amanl@prosperportland.us, 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).

JOBS (26)

1. New Avenues For Youth: Youth Opportunity Center Manager (http://newavenues.org/job/youth-opportunity-center-manager/).  The role of the YOC Manager is to provide management and supervision of our Youth Opportunity Center, located in East Portland, including management of daily operations, direct and indirect supervision of staff, volunteers and interns; program development, implementation and alignment across program departments, and community/partner engagement.  They are responsible for managing risk and will work closely with other program departments (which include Education, Employment, Housing, Case Management, LGBTQ services & Foster Care). They also play a key role in communication and collaboration amongst other youth providers.

Other New Avenues positions can be found by clicking on the following link: http://newavenues.org/about-us/employment-opportunities/ .

2. Office of Neighborhood Involvement Livability Program Coordinator Temporary Appointment: Open until filled. Develop, plan, implement, evaluate and provide oversight for the following programs at ONI: Graffiti Abatement, Noise Control, Neighbor Mediation and Facilitation, and Liquor Licensing. If interested, contact Suk Rhee, Director Office of Neighborhood: 503-823-4134 (office), 503-823-2770 (mobile), or suk.rhee@portlandoregon.gov. http://www.portlandoregon.gov/oni

3. Multnomah County Department of Community Justice Emergency Planning Specialist (6088-149): Closes on Thursday February 1, 2018 at 11:59 pm. If you or someone you know is interested in this position, please click on the underlined links above, or visit www.multco.us/jobs for more information and to apply.

4. 1000 Friends Executive Coordinator: Posted on February 2nd, no closing date: https://jobs.macslist.org/job/executive-coordinator-portland-oregon-1689

5. Portland Audubon Talon Spring/Summer Youth Apprenticeship: Applications due February 12th.

 Applications must include completed application form and Teacher/Mentor reference form. To apply, contact Youn Han: 971.222.6138 or  yhan@audubonportland.org . 16-20 year old youth who identify as a person of color, low income, or representing a diverse background. Train for 10 Saturdays from April-June and receive a $500 stipend and summer apprenticeship. The apprenticeship pays $12/hr. We provide Trimet tickets to get to their sites!

6. African American Alliance for Homeownership Part-Time Foreclosure Prevention/Retention Counselor: No due date. $20+ per hour.  This Foreclosure Counselor is responsible for providing foreclosure/loss mitigation counseling support to homeowners in danger of foreclosure and/or is delinquent with their mortgage payments. The Counselor must have the knowledge to assess the homeowner’s situation, develop a client action plan, and have the ability to negotiate with the appropriate servicer/lender. Minimum of a high school diploma or GED is required. Foreclosure counseling and/or HECM certifications preferred. Send resume to cheryl@aaah.org or AAAH, 825 NE 20th Avenue, Suite 225, Portland 97232.

7. African American Alliance for Homeownership Housing Counselor: No due date. Full time position, however we will consider ½ time hours. $20+ per hour. Responsible for providing pre-purchase counseling to first-time homebuyers, and facilitates homebuyer education classes, as needed. Additional counseling may include current homeowners who are in danger of losing their home. The Counselor evaluates the financial situation and homeownership goals for all program participants in order to provide the appropriate resources and support. A minimum of a high school diploma or GED is required. College degree and/or housing counseling certification is preferred. An equivalent of education and experience to successfully perform the essential duties of the job will be considered. Send resume to cheryl@aaah.org or AAAH, 825 NE 20th Avenue, Suite 225, Portland 97232.

8. Afterschool Alliance Seeks STEM VISTA: Accepting applications until February 25, 2018. A detailed description of the position can be found here. Oregon's Statewide Network of Regional STEM Hubs, in partnership with the Afterschool Alliance and the STEM Funders Network, is embarking on expanding STEM education opportunities offered in informal learning spaces.

9. Wisdom Workforce Development Internship Program Spring 2018 Applications: Our Wisdom Workforce Development Internship Program will launch another season with applications due by February 27th, 2018. Our internship program provides a monthly stipend (3 months $15 per hour), and training in environmental assessment, habitat restoration and career pathway planning for Native American adults.

Apply at: http://www.wisdomoftheelders.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/WWD_Applic_Online.pdf

10. Hispanic Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce Business Development Coordinators: Each member of the team works to continuously develop their understanding of emerging entrepreneurs and existing business owners to discover client needs and design a strategy for delivering high-quality advising and support around each client’s entrepreneurial journey. Bilingual-bicultural candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Please click below to see the job listing! 

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11. East Portland Neighbors (EPN) Contracted Administrative Manager: Opening of this position will be from February 1 to February 28, 2018. To find out more about us visit: http://www.eastportland.org/EPN. East Portland Neighbors a small 501 (c3) is seeking a person to work approximately  4 hours each week (open to scheduling needs) on Wednesday afternoon into early evening, to perform various functions as described below. Compensation will be between $30 - $40 per hour in a yearly contract. Send your resume that states that you meet the requirements, Letter of Interest, Two Letters of Recommendation with contact information, to: East Portland Neighbors 1017 NE 117th Avenue, Portland, OR 97220.  Do not visit site or call.  Only applications received on paper will be considered.

12. Communications Staff Representative in City Commissioner Chloe Eudaly’s Office: The primary function of this specialized role is connecting the public with the work of Commissioner Eudaly, her staff and the City of Portland. http://www.portlandoregon.gov/?c=56136&a=669016. This position is posted on the City of Portland’s Human Resources website that will provide more details, including how to apply.

13. Housing Jobs:

Asset Management Coordinator | Human Solutions (Portland)

Resident Services Coordinator - Veteran's Housing | Cascadia BHC (Portland)

Bilingual Maintenance Technicians | REACH (Portland)

Bilingual Assistant Property Manager | REACH (Portland)

Bilingual Property Manager | REACH (Portland)

Property Accountant | REACH (Portland)

Resident Services Foster Care Support Specialist | NAYA (Portland)

Major Gifts Officer | Habitat for Humanity Portland Metro East (Portland)

Property Manager | REACH (Portland)

Maintenance Supervisor | NeighborWorks Umpqua (Portland)

Maintenance Technicians | NeighborWorks Umpqua (Portland)

Property Manager | NeighborWorks Umpqua (Portland)

14. City of Portland (Click this link to view all open positions) http://agency.governmentjobs.com/portlandor/default.cfm:

Financial Analyst - Closing Date 1/26/18

Housing Program Coordinator – Property Management –  Closing Date 1/26/18

Tax Supervisor - Closing Date 1/26/18

LINC Program Manager - Closing Date 1/28/18 or after 75 applications have been received, whichever comes first

Customer Accounts Specialist I - Closing Date 1/29/18

Chief Hearings Officer - Closing Date 1/29/18

Principal Management Analyst - Closing Date 1/29/18

Senior Management Analyst - Closing Date 1/29/18

Engineering Contracts Senior Administration Specialist - Closing Date:  1/29/18

Business Operations Manager - Closing Date:  2/05/18

Senior Administrative Specialist - Closing Date 2/02/18

Capital Project Manager II - Closing Date:  2/05/18

Parks Procurement Management Analyst - Closing Date:  2/05/18

Portland Streetcar Maintenance Supervisor - Closing Date:  2/05/18

Capital Project Manager II - Closing Date:  2/05/18

Chief Procurement Officer - Closing Date 2/05/18

Senior Financial Analyst - Closing Date:  2/12/18

Commercial Plans Examiner (Open Continuous)

Plumbing Inspector (Open Continuous) - Revised – Deadline: 3/5/2018 

Commercial Plans Examiner (Open Continuous)- Closing Date: 04/30/18

Police Officer - Closing Date:  5/31/18 (Applications will be batched 4 times to generate eligible lists.  Batch dates:  01/19/18, 03/02/18, 04/13/18 & 06/01/18)

Recreation Summer Employment (Recreation Leader – PT – Seasonal) - Closing Date 6/15/18

Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R) Lifeguards, Swim Instructors and Water Fitness Instructors: Year-round and/or seasonal work, $11.25 - $14.00 per hour, a positive working environment, flexible hours, opportunity for advancement and an employee recognition program. Training is required as part of the application process for potential employees. But fear not: courses for those interested in becoming a PP&R lifeguard or swim instructor are available through Portland Parks & Recreation. Lifeguard candidates must be strong swimmers 15 years or older, and complete a four-day training. For more information regarding training courses and employment opportunities or to request an employment application call Portland Parks & Recreation Aquatics at 503-823-5130.

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” class to learn about the application and evaluation process for the City of Portland: February 13, 2018. For current city employees, please visit CityLearner to sign up for the course. For non-city employees, please email: loan.tran@portlandoregon.gov to register.

15. Portland Parks and Recreation Available Jobs Board: Click in the following underlined link: http://www.pdxparks.org/job_board/output/db/jobs_List.asp

16. Mac’s Job List: Click on the following underlined link: https://www.macslist.org/

17. Multnomah County Jobs: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/multnomah

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

18. Zenger Farms: Check out our Open Positions . 

19. David Douglas School District Bus Drivers, Part Time Custodians, and Substitute Cooks: https://www.ddouglas.k12.or.us/2016/08/now-hiring/

20. Latino Network: Check out all our open jobs at: www.latnet.org/jobs

21. Rad Jobs PDX.

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

23. Ride Connection Job List: http://www.rideconnection.org/ride/AboutUs/Careers.aspx

24. POIC +RAHS Jobs Link: http://www.portlandoic.org/contact/careers/

25. The Rebuilding Center: http://www.rebuildingcenter.org/careers/

26. Housing Oregon List of Available Jobs: https://housingoregon.org/job-listings/