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The City of Portland invites applications for the 2019 Cannabis Social Equity Grants

14 Apr 2019 11:12 AM | Anonymous

The City of Portland invites you to apply for the 

2019 Cannabis Social Equity Grants!  

This is a restorative justice and community reinvestment grant opportunity funded by the City of Portland’s 3% local tax on retail cannabis sales.


The Cannabis Program in the Office of Community & Civic Life will award eight to ten-month (8 to 10-month) grants to “promote small businesses, especially women-owned and minority-owned businesses” and “provide economic opportunity and education to communities disproportionately impacted by cannabis prohibition.” 

For this funding opportunity (fiscal year 2018-19), $490,000 is available for Cannabis Social Equity Grants. Applicants may request funding for projects and programs ranging from $25,000 to $150,000 in the following priority areas:

RECORD CLEARING AND EXPUNGEMENT
WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT
RE-ENTRY HOUSING SERVICES


If you have experience or expertise in one of the priority areas, foster interconnected communities, and provide multicultural and community-specific engagement, please consider applying! 

Non-profit and for-profit entities of any size are encouraged to apply. Please help us get the word out by forwarding this to your network. 

You can use this link to download the 2019 Cannabis Social Equity Grants announcement and application, or visit www.portlandoregon.gov/CannabisTax for more information.


Join  for one of our information sessions to learn more:

April 26, 2019
10 to11am, East Portland Community Office
1017 NE 117th Ave, Portland OR 97220

May 2, 2019
4 to 5pm, Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods
(4815 NE 7th Ave, Portland, OR 97211)


Applications for funding are due Friday, May 24, 2019 by 11:59pm Pacific. 



Questions?

Please contact Kimie Ueoka with the Cannabis Program 
at 

503-823-2094 or kimie.ueoka@portlandoregon.gov.



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