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Now Accepting Applications for Portland Harbor Community Grants

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Several people from the Lower Estuary Partnership and Green Workforce Academy paddling away in kayak from a boat ramp on the Willamette River.
Portland Harbor community grants support communities’ participation in the Superfund cleanup. BIPOC-led organizations and groups with strong relationships with communities disproportionately impacted by the Portland Harbor site and cleanup are encouraged to apply. Applications due May 21.

The grants award between $5,000 and $50,000 to support meaningful involvement of communities in the Portland Harbor Superfund cleanup process. A total of $100,000 in grants is available for award this funding cycle.

Funds are available to support:

  • Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) leadership in the Portland Harbor Superfund cleanup-related public participation processes.
  • Building community capacity to engage in scientific, technical, policy, and process topics related to the cleanup of the Portland Harbor Superfund.
  • Fostering collaboration between Portland communities and the City’s Portland Harbor Program on Superfund related topics.

Learn more about the grants including eligible activities, selection criteria, and how to apply.

Applying for Portland Harbor community grants is a two-step process. Submit an application by May 21, 2021. If your application is selected, you will be invited to provide a budget and participate in a 30-minute Zoom interview to discuss your proposal in more detail.

Have questions? Want to learn more? Attend a virtual information session or contact Portland Harbor Community Involvement Coordinator Jessica Terlikowski at 503-865-6704 or

Virtual Information Sessions