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2022-10-03 11:26

Hello East Portland Friends!

 

The East Portland Community Office Small Grants & Sponsorships application is now closed!

 

New this year, we will be offering Small Grants as well as event Sponsorships between $3,000 and $4,900 to grassroots organizations doing work in East Portland.  Information & Instructions in multiple languages, along with a link to the application, can be found here: 2022-2023 Small Grants & Sponsorship Program | Portland.gov. Please share with your networks.

 

Our first Info-Session will take place on October 13th then again on October 26th. The session on 10/13 will be recorded and ASL and CART captioning will be provided. If you would like to register for either of these info-sessions or have any other questions, please contact the Grants Coordinator at EPCO, Carlee Smith at Carlee.smith@portlandoregon.gov or by phone at 503-523-5905. She is available Monday – Friday 9am -5pm.

 

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2022-09-06 10:37

What is the CAF?

  • The Community Activities Fund (CAF) is a sponsorship program which provides funding support to East Portland’s diverse, volunteer-led community groups and organizations.
  • The East Portland Community Office (EPCO) provides approximately $10,000 in sponsorship funding to eligible groups/organizations to support community-building and civic engagement activities in East Portland that occurred or will occur between June 1, 2022 to May 31, 2023.
  • The East Portland Community Office (EPCO) will accept applications from 09/01/2022 until the CAF fund is gone, or the absolute final deadline of May 31, 2023—whichever comes first. Please submit your application as soon as possible to improve your chances for reimbursement of expenses.
  • Funding is provided through reimbursement checks for funds spent. Your group cannot be reimbursed without receipts and proper documentation of expenses.
  • Each group/organization is limited to $1,000 this fiscal year.
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2022-03-07 12:19

Looking for resources to clean up your neighborhood or want to get involved in community cleanup efforts?

Find all the resources you need below.


Volunteer at a cleanup project: solveoregon.org/solvecalendar | info@solveoregon.org | 503-943-2835

Lead your own cleanup, get free cleanup supplies, and find assistance with disposal costs: solveoregon.org/detrashpdx | peter@solveoregon.org | 971-346-2705

Adopt your block and commit to regular cleanups: adoptoneblock.org

Report an overflowing public trash can or issue with private trash containers: wasteinfo@portlandoregon.gov | 503-823-7202

Get assistance removing an abandoned vehicle: Report an abandoned vehicle | pdxreporter.org | 503-823-7309

Remove an abandoned shopping cart: 888-55-CARTS

Report illegally dumped materials for removal including furniture, mattresses, and other bulky waste, bags of trash and loose trash not associated with encampments: ridpatrol.oregonmetro.gov/report | 503-234-3000

Report trash near encampments for pickup: Call 311 and a customer service representative can take a report for you over the phone. Or go to pdxreporter.org (select the “campsite reporting” icon). 

Report graffiti or request graffiti removal assistance: pdxreporter.org or email | graffiti@portlandoregon.gov

Request free supplies to remove graffiti in your community: graffiti@portlandoregon.gov

For more information, please visit: portland.gov/cleanup-resources

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2021-11-15 09:06

What is the CAF?

  • The Community Activities Fund (CAF) is a sponsorship program which provides funding support to East Portland’s diverse, volunteer-led community groups and organizations.
  • The East Portland Community Office (EPCO) provides approximately $15,000 in sponsorship funding to eligible groups/organizations to support community-building and civic engagement activities in East Portland that occurred or will occur between June 1, 2021 to May 31, 2022.
  • The East Portland Community Office (EPCO) will accept applications until the CAF fund is gone, or the absolute final deadline of May 31, 2022—whichever comes first. Please submit your application as soon as possible to improve your chances for reimbursement of expenses.
  • Funding is provided through reimbursement checks for funds spent. Your group cannot be reimbursed without receipts and proper documentation of expenses.
  • Each group/organization is limited to $1,000 this fiscal year.
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2021-10-05 13:21
East Portland Community Office
2021-2022 Small Grants Reimbursement Program

Applications Open
  • Friday October 1, 2021
Applications Due
  • Monday November 8, 2021 @4:59pm
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2021-07-20 11:46

What is the rhythm of our safety? 

This question is at the heart of Unit Souzou’s newest project, RHYTHM: Walking to the Heartbeat of our Community  which explores pedestrian safety in East Portland. 

Over the Summer of 2021, Unit Souzou is inviting community members to share their stories about walking, living, working and residing in East Portland. With the rise of Anti-Asian violence, COVID-19 restrictions relaxing, and historic disinvestment in East Portland, safety in public is urgent and multilayered. We are interested in documenting this unique time and share how our communities are imagining their safety as a result of their experiences over the past year.

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2021-07-14 16:21

Division Midway Alliance is hosting a mini version of our annual Festival of Nation event, "Taste of Nations," on Sunday, July 25th, from 12-2 pm at the DMA office premises.

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2021-07-08 15:42

The attachment below provides a local directory of community based-care that can be provided after a traumatic or violent incident.


To check out other Community Safety Resources, you can click on here.

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2021-07-08 15:25

July 2021 – Bureau of Planning and Sustainability (BPS) Updates

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

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2021-06-24 10:30

EPCO is moving out of their current location in Hazelwood Hydropark. While they look for a new facility and office space, they will continue to work remotely, offering support and connecting East Portlanders to funding and other opportunities. If you have any questions, please email Josee.Kangabe@portlandoregon.gov.

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2021-06-17 16:20

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

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2021-03-09 10:21

March 2021 – Bureau of Planning and Sustainability (BPS) Updates

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

 

What’s new this month?

  • Residential Infill Project Part 2 (RIP2) scoping session with PSC on March 9
  • Expanding Opportunities for Affordable Housing follow-up set for March 10 Council vote
  • Shelter to Housing Continuum recommendations go to City Council on March 17
  • Design Overlay Zone Amendments (DOZA) get tentative May 12 City Council date
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2021-02-18 12:57
Free Health Clinic
Saturday, February 20, 2021 | 10am - 2pm
Gateway Church, 13300 NE San Rafael St, Portland, OR 97230 (accessible by bus line 23)
Dental fillings, extractions, and cleanings will be offered on a first come, first serve basis.
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2021-02-09 15:00

February 2021 – Bureau of Planning and Sustainability (BPS) Updates

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

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2021-01-19 10:28

January 2021 – Bureau of Planning and Sustainability (BPS) Updates

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

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2021-01-12 11:59

Great News!
The Office of Community & Civic Life has great news to share and an opportunity for community groups. Civic Life has consolidated and moved into the Portland Building downtown. The recent Portland Building renovations included desks and décor that facilitates a more holistic work environment for both City staff and members of the community meeting them in their offices. This has meant that Civic Life’s office furniture and supplies from City Hall are no longer needed and can be donated to communities through an equitable and fair process that identifies those in need and those prepared to receive furnishing—while supplies last!*

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2020-11-10 11:06

November 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.

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