City Council meeting - PCEF Strategic Program 10: Community-Based Organization Capacity Building program

Public Hearing
Second reading agenda item 498. Authorize competitive solicitation in support of the Portland Clean Energy Community Benefits Fund’s Climate Investment Plan Strategic Program 10: Community-Based Organization Capacity Building Program not to exceed $2,500,000 over five years (Ordinance)
9:30 am

Strategic Program 10: Community-Based Organization Capacity Building Program

Strategic Program 10: Community-Based Organization Capacity Building program (SP 10) will offer a multi-year cohort program for community-based organizations (CBOs) that includes training, technical assistance, consultation, operational funding, staff support, and other resources. The program enhances organizations' internal operational effectiveness, leading to improved outcomes in their climate-action projects and programs. SP 10 will equip organizations with resources and support to help them fulfill their mission and enabling us to achieve ours. 

Organizations must demonstrate meaningful connection to addressing climate change, have a demonstrated history of advancing racial and social justice in its work and programming, and complete a capacity-needs assessment to ensure alignment with the types of support and services offered through the program. A cohort will be selected whose composition reflects a diversity of organizations and capacity needs, has a strong connection between current work and climate-related activities and goals, and where PCEF funding and services will have the greatest impact on an organization’s long-term capacity. 

Read the Climate Investment Plan.