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New and Diverse Voices - 2016 Small Grants Call for Proposals


Project requests may be for up to $5,000,  ($63,000 available)

Application Due Date: Monday, June 13, 5:00 PM

What this is:

The Diversity and Civic Leadership (DCL) Program with the City of Portland’s Office of Neighborhood Involvement (ONI) is providing one-time small grants for community engagement and capacity building projects for community-based organizations led by and serving people of color, immigrants and refugees.

This grant project expands upon the existing DCL program which currently serves six larger community-based organizations providing a broader range of community engagement and leadership development services. ONI has identified a gap in services meeting the needs of smaller, emerging and/or mostly volunteer-led community-based organizations and/or Mutual Assistance Associations (MAAs).

Grant support sessions:

Monday, May 23
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Asian Family Center
8040 NE Sandy Blvd.
Bus #12 and #82


Tuesday, May 24
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Center for Intercultural Organizing
700 NE Killingsworth St.
Bus #72 and #4

Please call five days in advance for special needs accommodations, childcare, and/or language interpretation requests at 503-823-5827 or TTY 503-823-6868.The buildings are mobility device accessible.

For more info:

Jeri Jimenez
Diversity and Civic Leadership Program Coordinator
Office of Neighborhood Involvement

General information on the Diversity and Civic Leadership Program is at:  

The accomplishments and lessons learned from this groundbreaking program have been documented in the following report, Engaging for Equity: A Report on Portland's Diversity and Civic Leadership Program, 2007-2013, which can be found at:

Goals of ONI and DCL Program:

This project is one of many community engagement programs within ONI’s Community and Neighborhood Involvement Center (CNIC) guided by the City Council adopted Five Year Plan to Increase Community Involvement organized around three interdependent community involvement goals (Learn more about ONI’s mission, goals and values.

  1. Increase the number and diversity of people involved in their communities,

  2. Strengthen community capacity, and,

  3. Increase community impact on public decisions.


Language and ADA Accessibility:

To help ensure equal access to City programs, services and activities, the City of Portland will provide language translation and/or interpretation, reasonably modify policies/procedures and provide auxiliary aids/services/alternative formats to persons with disabilities. For accommodations, translations, complaints, and additional information, call the Office of Neighborhood Involvement (503-823-5827), use City TTY 503-823-6868, or use Oregon Relay Service: 711.


Для обеспечения равного доступа к программам, услугам и мероприятиям муниципалитет Портленда предоставляет письменные и устные переводы, вносит разумные изменения в процедуры/правила и предлагает дополнительные средства/услуги/альтернативные форматы для людей с ограниченными физическим возможностями. С вопросами касательно особых условий и переводов, а также с жалобами и для получения дополнительной информации обращайтесь в Отдел по привлечению общественности (503-823-5827); при необходимости воспользуйтесь линией для глухих и слабослышащих 503-823-6868 или Орегонской службой передачи текстовых сообщений: 711.

Para ayudar a garantizar la igualdad de acceso a los programas, servicios y actividades de la Ciudad, la Ciudad de Portland ofrecerá traducción y/o interpretación de idiomas, modificará razonablemente las políticas/procedimientos y proporcionará ayudas auxiliares/servicios /formatos alternativos para personas con discapacidades. Para acomodaciones, traducciones, quejas e información adicional, llame a la Oficina de Integración de Vecindarios al (503-823-5827), use el TTY de la Ciudad 503-823-6868 o use el Servicio de Retransmisión de Oregon: 711.

Để giúp đảm bảo quyền sử dụng công bằng các chương trình, dịch vụ và hoạt động của Thành Phố, Thành Phố Portland sẽ cung cấp bản dịch và/hoặc dịch vụ thông dịch, điều chỉnh hợp lý các chính sách/quy trình và cung cấp những hình thức hỗ trợ bổ sung/dịch vụ/định dạng thay thế cho những người khuyết tật. Để biết thông tin về nhà ở, phiên dịch ngôn ngữ, khiếu nại và những thông tin khác, vui lòng gọi điện cho Văn Phòng về Hoạt Động Tham Gia của Khu Dân Cư (Office of Neighborhood Involvement) theo số (503-823-5827), sử dụng đường dây City TTY 503-823-6868, hoặc sử dụng Dịch Vụ Tiếp Âm Oregon: 711.

New and Diverse Voices - 2016 Small Grants Application - PDF

PDF of application form for New and Diverse Voices for Community Engagement and Capacity Building Projects.