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Office of Management & Finance

Bureau of Revenue and Financial Services

Phone: 503-823-5288

Fax: 503-823-5384

1120 SW 5th Avenue, Rm 1250, Portland, OR 97204

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Questions & Answers

Questions and Answers

City of Portland, Oregon: Request for Applications (RFA)
for Grant Awards to provide Disadvantaged, Minority, Women and Emerging Small Business with

Workforce Development


Technical and Project Management Assistance


Portland Building Redevelopment, Washington Park Reservoir and Yamhill Garage Projects


Q1       Does the cap of $150,000 per application apply for organizations that submit an application in collaboration with other organizations?

A1        Yes, individual awards will be granted up to $150,000 regardless if the applicant submits an individual application or in collaboration with other organizations

Q2       Some of the questions in the RFA apply to both Service Categories; do all questions need to be answered or only those pertaining to the specific Service Category the organization will apply?

A2        Please respond to questions that are applicable to selected Service Category. For the questions that don’t apply, please enter “N/A”

Q3       Does having employed a current or former City of Portland employee or volunteer affect the eligibility for the grant opportunities?

A3        No, this doesn’t affect the eligibility for grant opportunity. However, if the organization currently employs a current City employee or a former City of Portland employee or volunteer, please provide an explanation. This declaration is necessary to ensure that the work of the organization is not compromised by the conflicts of interest.

Q4       Can the City provide the applicants with the list of subcontractor companies they reached out in the Needs Assessment who have workforce needs on these projects?

A4        Project and Subcontractors directives will be shared during the award phase