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Portlanders in need can now dial 311 or go online to request free air conditioning units ahead of summer months

Portland Clean Energy Community Benefits Fund (PCEF) partnering with PDX 311 to expand the reach of its Cooling Portland program

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Improving household stability. Reducing risk of displacement.

Strategic Program 3: Clean Energy Improvements in Single-Family Homes moves forward

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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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You’re invited! Join BPS at the fourth “Climate Conversations with BPS”

Join BPS staff, including PCEF team members, as they share how investments in community-led projects reduce carbon emissions, create economic opportunity and help make our city more resilient as we face a changing climate.

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Rubio Proposes Additional Climate Investments with Clean Energy Funds

Investments respond to a variety of needs and opportunities across many sectors

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Bureau of Planning and Sustainability launches Community Responsive Grant opportunities with request for proposals (RFP 3)

RFP 3 will award $40 to $60 million in grants to fund climate projects in Portland.

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Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability’s Cooling Portland program hits two-year, 7,000 unit goal

Program ahead of schedule in reaching and exceeding five-year goal of installing 15,000 energy-efficient heat pump/cooling units.

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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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Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability’s Climate Investment Plan unanimously adopted by City Council

The Bureau’s Portland Clean Energy Community Benefits Fund staff will begin implementation of the Climate Investment Plan with the launch of a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the Community Responsive Grant program.

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PCEF Newsletter Issue 2: The Climate Investment Plan is guided by the needs of our community

The Climate Investment Plan — PCEF’s five-year road map to climate action — represents a pivotal step forward in advancing an equitable, climate-resilient Portland.

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PCEF Newsletter Issue 1: How the Climate Investment Plan advances an equitable, resilient Portland

Earlier this summer, PCEF shared a draft of the Climate Investment Plan – a five-year road map to fund more community-led clean energy projects and climate solutions in Portland.

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Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability releases five-year Climate Investment Plan

The Climate Investment Plan will be considered by City Council in a public hearing Sept. 20

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Portland Clean Energy Community Benefits Fund Committee recommends final Climate Investment Plan to City Council

Five-year investment plan proposes $750 million investment in community-centered solutions for climate justice.

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City Council appoints three new members to the Portland Clean Energy Community Benefits Fund Committee

City Council appoints three new members and reappoints two members to the PCEF Committee.

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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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Portland Clean Energy Fund releases second draft of Climate Investment Plan

The five-year investment plan outlines PCEF’s commitment to climate justice.

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Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability announces “Cooling Portland: A PCEF-funded Climate Resilience Program”

Formerly named “PCEF Heat Response Program,” Cooling Portland announces goal of installing 4,000 energy-efficient heat pump/cooling units in 2023.

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Join the next Clean & Efficient Buildings Business Opportunities Workshop

Learn how to grow your business and explore opportunities that address climate needs as part of a series of free, interactive workshops.

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Portland Clean Energy Fund releases first draft of Climate Investment Plan

The five-year investment plan outlines PCEF’s commitment to climate justice.

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Have an idea? We have a Mini Grant.

Applications are always open, and we will make our next selections after the April 1 deadline.

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