City of Portland's Restorative Justice and Reinvestment GrantsRead More…
City/County Info: 503-823-4000
1221 SW 4th Ave, Suite 110, Portland, OR 97204
The City of Portland’s Office of Community & Civic Life invites you to apply for the 2021 Social Equity & Educational Development (SEED) Grant Fund opportunity (formerly the Cannabis Social Equity Grants).
This is an equity-driving, restorative justice and community reinvestment grant program funded by the City of Portland’s 3 % local tax on adult-use cannabis retail sales. Racially-biased cannabis policies and disparate cannabis-related arrests, convictions, and sentencing have had long-lasting legal, social, economic, and inter-generational consequences on Black and Brown communities. This fund aims to rectify some of these past harms and to reinvest in these communities directly.
The 2021 SEED Grant Fund, now in the 4th year of the grant fund, will have $800,000 available in grants. In alignment with the Ballot Measure 26-180 passed in 2016, the SEED Grant Fund prioritizes BIPOC and women led/owned business initiatives AND/OR projects, programs or services that support economic and educational development of Black and Brown communities, which were most impacted by cannabis prohibition.
Applicants may request funding for projects or programs in the following priority areas including but not limited to:
The SEED Grant Fund seeks applications from non-profit and for-profit entities, of any size. Please note, newly formed groups or initiatives with fiscal sponsorship from a non-profit entity are also eligible to apply. Multi-entity collaborations, coalitions and/or consortium efforts are also encouraged to apply. If you have experience, expertise or passion in one of the priority areas and/or provide multicultural and community-specific engagement --- this might be the funding opportunity for you!
IMPORTANT NOTE: The Office of Community & Civic Life recognizes that individuals and communities disproportionately impacted by cannabis prohibition may not want to participate in the legal cannabis industry. For this reason, the SEED Grant Fund supports projects within and outside of the cannabis industry. All are eligible to apply for this funding opportunity.
Information Session 1 | Tuesday, October 13, 2020 – 5:30-6:30PM PST
Information Session 2 | Thursday, October 22, 2020 – 11:00-12:00PM PST
*Please Note: Advance Registration is required for attendance.
Can’t make either session? No worries! Recordings of both sessions will be available on-demand.
Contact the Cannabis Program at email@example.com
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