Portland Development Corporation’s Community Livability Grant applications open in July, and PDC will offer a total of $975,000 in Community Livability Grant funding in fiscal year 13/14. Up to $300,000 will be available in the Interstate Corridor URA.
With a Community Livability Grant, organizations use PDC funds to address real property improvements at new or existing community facilities, in open spaces, or to preserve historic or cultural community assets, allowing recipients in turn to stretch their own dollars toward programming and mission-based services.
The grants have funded a unique array of projects that embrace a wide range of community benefits: historic preservation, community space, open space/community gardens, music/arts/cultural centers, childcare, social services/health care, schools, jobs training, and support for local businesses. The work isn’t always visible or obvious – but the combination of PDC and community investment has a powerful, and personal, impact.
Grant applicants must attend an information workshop to be eligible for a project grant, and must strive to contract at least 20% of the grant project work to certified MWDESB (minority, women, disadvantaged, or emerging small businesses) firms. Applications will be due in early September 2013. Full application materials will be posted to PDC’s website prior to the workshops. Individual meetings with PDC staff may be substituted for the workshop, if arranged in advance.
You can find a complete list of past fund recipients at www.pdc.us/clg. Contact Carol Herzberg at firstname.lastname@example.org; 503-823-3276 for additional program questions.
PDC staff and Evaluation Committee members will be available at the following workshops:
- Tuesday June 18, 11:00 am-12:30 pm
Mt. Scott Learning Center, 6148 SE Holgate Blvd, Portland 97206
- Thursday June 20, 2013: 6:00 pm-7:30 pm
Friends of the Children, 44 NE Morris Street, Portland 97212
Click here for free workshop registration.