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2013 Neighborhood Small Grants Program
We are pleased to announce the start of the 2013 Neighborhood Small Grant season! This program is offered on an annual basis and is funded through the City of Portland's Office of Neighborhood Involvement. A total of $21,603 is available to neighborhood and community-based organizations in the SE Uplift coalition area. Proposals can range from $500 to $4,000.
We are no longer accepting applications. During November and December the Grant Selection Committee will review the applications and make recommendations for funding to the SE Uplift Board on Monday, January 7th. Applicants will be notified by 1/15/12 of their application status.
Grant Selection Criteria & Requirements:
Grant proposals should clearly describe how the project will help neighborhood and community organizations to build livable, equitable, and sustainable neighborhoods and communities for all by meeting one (at least) or more of the following goals:
• Building community
• Attracting new and diverse members
• Sustaining current volunteers and members
Who Can Apply:
• Neighborhood associations
• Community-based organizations
• Grassroots community groups
Partnering with one or more of the following: (1) neighborhood associations; (2) organizations predominantly led by people from historically under-engaged communities including communities of color, elders, immigrants and refugees, youth, people with disabilities and lesbian, gay, bi and trans communities; and (3) business associations or individual businesses.
Resources for Your Success here
Before reaching out for support from the NSG Grant Manager, read through the application (above) and become familiar with the resources created to support your success.
SE Uplift support of your application process will be limited to extensive and up-to-date FAQs listed on our website, and a limit of two emails or phone calls per project application. There will be no preferential treatment in the form of support beyond what is listed above for any applicant. We will not be able to provide guidance or support on applications after 5PM - Monday, October 29th as well, the grant manager will be out of the office from October 15th - October 21st. Please plan accordingly.
To learn about this program contact: Kelly Fedderson, Neighborhood Small Grants Coordinator @ 503-232-0010 x 312 or email@example.com
Grants will be awarded through a competitive process and will be reviewed by a community-based grant selection committee comprised of neighborhood and community-based organizational representatives.