The evaluation committee reviews applications and makes award recommendations. Prosper Portland’s Executive Director uses the committee recommendations in making the final decision on allocations of grant funds.
All grants are contingent on compliance with program guidelines. If a recipient cannot meet the guidelines in a timely manner, the award is rescinded, and the funds placed are back in the CLG budget for future funding years. There is no alternate list.
Selection is based on each project proposal’s alignment with the priorities of the CLG program, which are projects that improve access to jobs and workforce development services; support wealth creation opportunities for small business owners; honor and enhance the neighborhood’s cultural diversity and history; deliver a community asset tailored to the community’s expressed priorities and opportunities; and advance goals of area-specific action plans.