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The City of Portland, Oregon

Office for Community Technology

Broadband & Communications Policy, Cable Regulation & Consumer Protection and Utility Franchises, Licenses & Wireless

Phone: 503-823-5385

1120 SW 5th Ave, Suite 405, Portland, OR 97204

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To be considered, applicant organizations and the proposed project must fulfill all of the following minimum requirements: 

  • Applicant must be non-profit organization, or have a registered fiscal agent, located in the City of Portland, OR. 
  • Applicant must build or scale a Digital Navigator program that provides on-demand, one-to-one and/or small group dedicated support to small businesses and BIPOC entrepreneurs experiencing barriers to digital adoption via phone, email, text, video chat, in-person, and/or other communication methods.
  • Applicant organization agrees to commit time (approx. 10-20 hours) to negotiate a grant agreement with City OCT staff in May.
  • Applicant organization agrees to commit some of the digital navigator’s time (approx. 1 hour/month) during the proposed project period for stakeholder engagement by presenting to Prosper Portland's Inclusive Business Resource Network Community of Practice and/or BIPOC in Tech Group, or City Bureau Partners. 
  • Application is signed by a duly authorized representative of the applicant organization.