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2012 Graffiti Abatement Community Grants Program
The Office of Neighborhood Involvement and SE Uplift are excited to offer the second year of the City of Portland’s Graffiti Abatement Community Grants Program. We invite neighborhood associations, businesses and community-based organizations in Portland to apply. This year, a total of $7,400 is available for projects in the Southeast Uplift coalition area. Grant proposals may range from $500 to $2,500.
Submission Deadline: Friday, February 24 by 4:00PM
The goal of the Graffiti Abatement Community Grants Program is to support community-driven improvement projects and community building opportunities in the area of graffiti abatement and attempting to repair harm of graffiti on the community. The funding for this program is limited and therefore places an emphasis on graffiti prevention, graffiti abatement and/or addressing locations chronically tagged with graffiti.
Proposed projects must address one or more of the following to qualify for consideration:
1. Projects that improve an area within SE Uplift’s coalition area to prevent or abate graffiti.
2. Projects that improve properties that have been chronically tagged with graffiti.
3. Projects that build community in neighborhood associations and communities within SE Uplift’s coalition area around the issue of graffiti prevention and abatement.
Special consideration will be given to projects that include the following criteria:
1. Demonstrate partnerships with Neighborhood Associations, Community-based organizations, particularly those serving under-engaged communities (including youth-oriented organizations), or Business Associations.
2. Include an ongoing impact to the property or area for graffiti prevention and abatement.
3. Positively impact areas/locations with high visibility.
4. Include involvement of youth aged 10 to 21.
5. Promote projects that help to address practical needs related to the recession such as fixing up run-down homes, businesses, parks, etc.
6. Include volunteers pledging to participate in the project with time and/or in-kind donations.
*For applicants interested in mural projects, please consider attending:
How Did that Mural Get There? Saturday, February 11, 10AM - 1PM-New Columbia, Community Education Center, 4625 N. Trenton; Cost is $20.
Join the Regional Arts and Culture Council workshop and learn the rules and regulations for creating murals in Portland.Learn how to organize, fund and navigate two distinct paths for creating murals in the City of Portland. Artists Joe Cotter and Robin Corbo will join Peggy Kendellen, Manager of RACC's Public Art Murals Program and Kristin Cooper, from the City's Bureau of Development Services for a discussion on how to navigate the various systems. For more information or to register please click here.
Please contact Kristen Hagstrom at 503-232-0010 x 319 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about the grant program and your project.
For more information about the citywide graffiti abatement program, visit http://www.portlandonline.com/oni/index.cfm?c=32420.