2020-10-07 10:48


The Metro Council COVID-19 Community Support Fund replaces the Metro Council’s traditional sponsorship program, which historically supported community partners related to Metro’s core business. The retooled program will offer up to $34,000 in grants, with individual awards ranging up to $2,500. Funds will be distributed to applicants who provide services within the Metro region, and funds will be balanced between the three counties within Metro. The program will prioritize non-profits that serve high-risk/vulnerable populations and advance opportunities and support for communities of color.

Timeline: Due October 15, 2020.

Learn more:

2020-09-09 09:36

September 2020 – Bureau of Planning and Sustainability (BPS) Updates

A monthly snapshot of land use planning work going on in your neighborhoods. Please visit the project website and contact project staff with any questions.

2020-08-03 11:57

Dear Neighbors,

It has been too long. So we are happy to announce our first gathering since COVID interrupted so many of our lives. Please JOIN US via WEBINAR (w/ TELEPHONE access) this MONDAY, AUGUST 3, from 7:00pm to 8:30pm for the EAST PORTLAND CANDIDATE FORUM, brought to you by a coalition of East Portland neighborhoods. The following City Council candidates will join us as panelists to answer some of our most pressing issues related to East Portland:

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2019-11-07 13:43

The Census Equity Fund of Oregon is currently accepting applications for Census Assistance Centers (CACs) serving Hard to Count (HTC) populations across the state. CACs provide an effective on-the-ground presence for the 2020 census in order to raise public awareness, deliver trustworthy information, and provide options for self-respondents to receive questionnaire support. CACs are one component of a broader #WeCountOregon plan.


Awards will generally range between $20,000-$40,000, with a maximum of $65,000. Funding is intended to reach across the state, ideally with at least one CAC in each county. Full RFP

To apply, please submit the appropriate form and attachments via email to

Applications for funding must be received by 11:59 pm on Wednesday December 4th, 2019.

2019-10-30 12:06

Fall Community Resource Fair

Connecting neighbors to community resources

November 20th | 1 PM - 5 PM
8129 SE Malden St.

2019-10-16 17:12

October 2019 – Bureau of Planning and Sustainability (BPS) Update
A monthly snapshot of land use planning work going on in your neighborhoods. Please visit the project website and contact project staff with any questions.

Useful resources
• Planning and Sustainability Commission (PSC)
o View tentative upcoming PSC agendas and meeting schedule at:
o PSC meetings are usually held at the 1900 SW 4th Building, 2nd floor. Meetings are streamed live on and tape delayed on Channel 30.

2019-10-01 15:48

Girls Inc. needs volunteers to help inspire girls to be strong, smart, and bold at Gilbert Park Elementary School! After-school Girls Groups provide girls with the confidence and self-esteem to access a bright and economically independent future. Girls Inc. provides volunteers with the training, curriculum, supplies, and support that they will need to co-lead an exciting and successful Girls Inc. program.


The Gilbert Park group meets Mondays from 4:10 - 5:30 PM (10/14 - 12/10). Apply to volunteer online or contact Allie at with questions. 


Link to volunteer application:  

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