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City's Office of Neighborhood Involvement is offering $100,000 to fund neighborhood association or community-based organization projects.

CITY OF PORTLAND - The city of Portland's seven neighborhood coalitions include: Central Northeast Neighbors (CNN), East Portland Neighborhood Office (EPNO), Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods (NECN), North Portland Neighborhood Services (NPNS), Neighbors West-Northwest (NWNW), Southwest Neighbors Inc. (SWNI), and Southeast Uplift (SEUL). The Portland Office of Neighborhood Involvement is offering $100,000 to fund projects by any of the city's 95 neighborhood associations, or community based organizations.

Proposed grant projects have to meet the following requirements by ONI:

• Increase the number and diversity of people who are engaged in their communities and neighborhoods.

• Strengthen community and neighborhood capacity to build community leadership, identify, skills, relationships and/or partnerships.

• Increase community and neighborhood impact on public decisions and community life.

The grants are available through the city's Neighborhood Small Grants program and are funneled through the seven neighborhood district coalitions. Projects selected for the grants have to be completed during 2018.

The city has placed high priority on projects involving underserved communities, including people of color, immigrants and refugees, low-income individuals and families, youth, homeless people, people with disabilities, and the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) community.

Applicants should apply through the neighborhood coalition office for the district where the proposed project would take place. Each coalition manages its own application process.

Check with each District Coalition office for their specific application requirements and deadlines.

More information and a map of the districts are available at: www.portlandoregon.gov/oni/43120.

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