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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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Award Process


  • April 11: Grant Application Opens 
  • April 25: Grant Application Deadline, 11:59PM 
  • April 26: Applications reviewed for baseline eligibility 
  • April 27-30: Applications reviewed by Selection Committee 
  • May 2: Selection Committee convenes to decide awards 
  • May 4: Applications selected to receive award announced  
  • May 5-31: Grant Agreement negotiations with selected Applicant 
  • June 1-15: Grant Agreement executed for signature  


This grant program is competitive. Applications that meet baseline eligibility requirements, will move forward in the process to be reviewed by a small selection committee using an evaluation matrix that includes the following criteria: community reach and intent to serve diverse populations, a well-presented plan for building the Small Business Digital Navigator project, demonstrated understanding of small business digital training/support needs, and demonstrated experience or plan to award micro-grants.