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Civic Life's Small Grants Approved by City Council

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Photo showing four people kneeling and working in a community garden
Image of Janus Youth Programs working in Village Gardens. The 2020 Small Grants Program provided funds to their Neighbor 2 Neighbor Veggies boxes, a program that connects neighborhood grown produce to low income households and families.

On June 16, City Council approved Civic Life’s Small Grants Program in the amount of $1,470,994. The funds are intended to provide support to Neighborhood Associations and community engagement activities that improve the livability and character Portland.

“I am thrilled that this grant program was approved by City Council,” said Mary Kelley, a coordinator at the North Portland Neighborhood Services District Coalition Office. “In the past, these grants have provided funds to advance incredible efforts by our neighbors—from community gardens to supporting houseless communities. It is so important that we are able to support neighborhood improvement projects designed by and for community members.”

The funds will be administered by each of the city’s four District Coalition offices and details about how to apply for the grant will be announced in August.