Prosper Portland will hold the following Office Hours sessions in August and September for applicants who want hands-on assistance with their Community Livability Grant applications. Appointments are available in N/NE Portland, East Portland, and in Old Town/Chinatown; sign up for any time or location that works for your schedule.
NE Portland – Oregon Tradeswomen
Tuesday, August 29 & Thursday, August 31
East Portland – East Portland Neighborhood Office
Friday, September 8 & Tuesday, September 12
Old Town/Chinatown – Prosper Portland Office
Monday, September 11 & Wednesday, September 20
About the CLG
Each year, Prosper Portland seeks proposals from community-based organizations for projects that foster vibrant and healthy neighborhoods and improve the prosperity of area residents and businesses. Projects must be located within the Gateway Regional Center, Interstate Corridor, Lents Town Center, or Central Eastside Urban Renewal Areas, or Old Town/Chinatown neighborhood. Funds are available through the Prosper Portland Community Livability Grant Program for permanent, real property improvements. Projects must add, expand, or improve physical space.
Priority is given to projects that benefit communities of color or people with low incomes, and that promote widely shared prosperity. Such projects would, for example:
- Support wealth creation opportunities for small business owners
- Improve access to jobs and workforce development services
- Honor and enhance the neighborhood’s cultural diversity and history
- Deliver a community asset tailored to the community’s expressed priorities and opportunities
Typical grants range from $10,000 to $50,000; the maximum grant is $300,000. Grants are awarded through a competitive process.