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The City of Portland, Oregon

Environmental Services

working for clean rivers

Phone: 503-823-7740

Fax: 503-823-6995

1120 SW 5th Ave, Suite 613, Portland, OR 97204

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Portland Harbor Superfund Community Grants Opportunity

(October 31, 2019) - The City invites community groups, nonprofit organizations, and student groups to apply for funding to help facilitate the first steps of the cleanup design also known as the remedy design phase. Groups with demonstrated leadership by, strong relationship with, experience serving, or membership of Superfund-affected communities are encouraged to apply. Grantees will partner with the City to help define and develop structures and tools to meaningfully involve communities affected by the Superfund site in outreach and communication efforts related to remedy design.

Our commitment to community involvement

The City of Portland recognizes the importance of active collaboration with and meaningful involvement of Portlanders, particularly those who live near the Superfund or have historical or current connections to the area: tribal members; urban Native peoples; communities of color; immigrants;  refugees; people who are houseless; people who are low-income; and people who eat resident fish caught in the lower Willamette River. In 2018, the City worked with members of these communities to identify their priorities for the Superfund Cleanup process. 

Informing Sitewide Database Plan
Willamette Cove Advisory Committee Creation
Involve community members in developing recommendations to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on how to make Superfund site information transparent and accessible. Co-develop a structure and process that ensures communities affected by the Portland Harbor Superfund are heard in the design of the Willamette Cove in-water cleanup.

To learn more you can check out the Grant Guide and Application. Information sessions will be offered at the times listed below. For questions, contact Jessica Terlikowski at or 503-823-5507.

November 5, 9:30-11:00 AM, Information Session
Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods
4815 NE 7th Ave, Portland, OR 97211 link to map
November 6, 6:30-8:00 PM, Information Session
City of Portland Water Pollution Control Laboratory
6543 N Burlington Avenue, Portland Oregon, 97203 link to map
November 14, 3:30-6:15 PM, Technical Assistance Drop-In Office Hours
Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods
4815 NE 7th Ave, Portland, OR 97211 link to map

How to apply

The grant application and guide are available below. 

Applications are due Monday, Dec. 2, 2019 by 5 p.m. 

Email completed Grant Applications to Jessica Terlikowski at