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Portland Harbor Superfund Community Grant

Grants to Portland, Oregon Student Groups, Nonprofits,
and Coalitions to Involve the Community in Cleanup Efforts

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City of Portland, Environmental Services

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12/02/19 5:00 PM


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Grants ranging from $5,000 to $50,000 to Portland, Oregon student groups, nonprofits, coalitions, and community groups to develop tools to engage communities impacted by the Superfund site in the cleanup and redesign efforts. Collaborative partnerships may be awarded higher amounts.

The City of Portland recognizes the importance of active collaboration with and meaningful involvement of Portlanders, particularly those who live near the Superfund or have historical or current connections to the area: tribal members; urban Native peoples; communities of color; immigrants;  refugees; people who are houseless; people who are low-income; and people who eat resident fish caught in the lower Willamette River. In 2018, the City worked with members of these communities to identify their priorities for the Superfund Cleanup process.

The City is looking to partner with organizations to help define and develop structures and tools to meaningfully involve communities affected by the Superfund site in either or both of the following outreach and communication efforts:

  • Opportunity #1: Informing Sitewide Database Plan
    • Engage community members in developing recommendations to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on how to make Superfund site information transparent and accessible.
  • Opportunity #2: Willamette Cove Advisory Committee Creation
    • Co-develop a structure and process that ensures communities affected by the Portland Harbor Superfund are heard in the design of the Willamette Cove in-water cleanup.

Eligible costs include but are not limited to:

  • Staff/professional services
  • Materials and supplies, including printing costs
  • Event organizing costs, such as room rentals and promotion
  • Participant supports, including transit, childcare, translation services, refreshments, and snacks
  • Incentives to honor community contributions of lived experience
  • Required insurance
  • Administrative cost of fiscal agent

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GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 187265

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Estimated Size of Grant:

Awards will range between $5,000 and $50,000.

Term of Contract:

January 2020 - December 2020

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Community groups, non-profit organizations, coalitions, faith organizations, neighborhood associations, and student groups are eligible to apply.

The Portland Harbor Community Involvement Program Grants Initiative is open to organizations and groups located in or providing services within the City of Portland and Multnomah County.

No funds may be used to purchase alcohol or cannabis.

Pre-proposal Conference:

The City’s Portland Harbor team will host two information sessions and a technical assistance session for potential applicants.

November 5, 9:30-11:00 AM, Information Session
Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods
4815 NE 7th Ave, Portland, OR 97211

November 6, 6:30-8:00 PM, Information Session
City of Portland Water Pollution Control Laboratory
6543 N Burlington Avenue, Portland Oregon, 97203

November 14, 3:30-6:15 PM, Technical Assistance Drop-In Office Hours
Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods
4815 NE 7th Ave, Portland, OR 9721

Pre-Application Information:

Grant Process Timeline:
- Grant Application Period Opens: October 30, 2019
- Applications Due: 5:00 PM, December 2, 2019
- Funding Decision Notifications: January 2020
- Completion of Grant Agreements and Submission of Required Documentation: January 2020
- Funded Work Begins: January 2020
- Grantee Orientation: January/February 2020
- Deliverables Provided on Agreed Upon Schedule: January – December 2020
- Grant Contract Ends: December 2020

The City’s Portland Harbor Community Engagement Coordinator (Coordinator) is available to answer questions and provide technical assistance to support applicants in the development and submission of their applications. The Coordinator will also provide programmatic support to grantees as time and capacity allows. Questions regarding the grant agreement, invoicing, reporting, and legal matters between the grantee and the City should be directed to the Coordinator. To help communities meet the timeline that the City and State will be operating under for Opportunity 1, a third-party public involvement firm will support grantees funded under Opportunity 1 by recording and compiling feedback at community input workshops.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Contact program coordinator Jessica Terlikowski at or 503.823.5507 with questions and to submit your application via email.

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