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PCEF Committee approves process to allocate additional clean-energy funds

Eligible entities can apply for grants between $20 million and $100 million beginning this spring

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Community Responsive Grants request for proposals (RFP 3)

The public comment period on RFP 3 will be open for two weeks, October 26 – November 9, 2023 at 5:00 p.m.

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High Road Advisory Council application

The Portland Clean Energy Community Benefits Fund (PCEF) High Road Advisory Council provides guidance about workforce and contractor development.

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New application deadline for PCEF Committee member recruitment

The Portland Clean Energy Community Benefits Fund (PCEF) seeks two new members for its nine-member committee. Deadline to apply: June 26, 2022.

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What you haven’t heard: The truth about PCEF and its bright future

Staff welcome feedback and constructive criticism; push back on false narrative about the young program, which was designed to address climate change and its effects on BIPOC and other underserved communities.

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Portland Clean Energy Fund Committee approves additional steps in grant review process

Approved changes to review process meet objectives to support successful PCEF project implementation, offering more structured support for new, emerging and growing organizations.

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Portland Clean Energy Community Benefits Fund (PCEF) awards 45 grants totaling $8.6 million in the program’s first round of funding

Portland City Council votes to approve PCEF's inaugural funding recommendation package, awarding its first $8.6 million to fund 45 grants in the clean energy, regenerative agriculture/green infrastructure, workforce development fields.

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The Portland Clean Energy Community Benefits Fund team is growing

PCEF team adds new members to implement historic community-led climate initiative.

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Enthusiastic response to Portland Clean Energy Community Benefits Fund inaugural request for proposals

PCEF received 140 applications from community groups to invest in climate action that advances racial and social justice.

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Portland Clean Energy Community Benefits Fund seeks proposals for $8.6 million in first round of funding for community projects

Accepting proposals for community projects that address the climate crisis in a way that advances racial and social justice.

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Community organizations awarded $200,000 in support grants from the Portland Clean Energy Community Benefits Fund

The PCEF funds will help 40 community organizations build capacity and prepare for future grant opportunities to fund green jobs and workforce training programs.

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Applications for the first round of PCEF grants opening soon! Translations available upon request.

Interested organizations can request translation of Portland Clean Energy Community Benefits Fund grant application and other materials not already translated.

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PCEF Application Support Funds now available for small non-profits

We know applying for grants takes time and resources and we want to help support you.

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Deadline extended: Your opinion matters! Comment on Portland Clean Energy Community Benefits Fund draft grant scoring criteria

Portland Clean Energy Community Benefits Fund (PCEF) committee and staff seek input and comments on the grant scoring criteria; comment period open until June 26.

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Deadline extended: Seeking public comments on the Portland Clean Energy Fund Draft Guiding Principles

Interested community members and organizations are invited to review and comment on draft principles to guide future decisions and ensure they align with the vision of the PCEF Committee and the community. Comment period open until April 5.

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PCEF program update on COVID-19 

The health of our community, partners, committee, and staff are at the forefront as we consider the impacts of COVID-19 on individuals, families, communities, nonprofits, and local businesses. We are following guidance from the City of Portland and Multnomah County, our public health authority.

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Mayor Ted Wheeler appoints final four recommended members to the inaugural Portland Clean Energy Community Benefits Fund Committee

Now the nine-member PCEF Committee can begin reviewing proposals, selecting grant recipients and distributing the first $7 million of clean energy funds.

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