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Safer Portland Grant

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The Portland Office of Violence Prevention's 2024-2025 Safer Portland Grant is an opportunity to help reduce gun violence through community-based prevention efforts.

Watch a virtual presentation with information about the grant and how to apply recorded on April 30, 2024.

Who should apply?

The 2024-2025 grant prioritizes efforts in the following Portland neighborhoods, including:

  • Cully;
  • Hazelwood;
  • Eliot;
  • Powellhurst-Gilbert; and/or
  • Areas known for high rates of gun violence.

Applicants supporting efforts in all neighborhoods, even those outside the priority areas, are encouraged to apply. 

We encourage organizations that serve culturally specific communities, women and female identifying communities, African Immigrant/Refugee communities, and the LGBTQIA+ community to apply.

What programs are supported by the grant?

Examples of programs and activities that can be supported through this grant include:

  • Preventative programs, workshops, camps, and events; 
  • Flexible funds for direct community assistance and services; 
  • Youth and adult mediation and mentoring programs;
  • Arts and culture or recreational violence preventative programs;
  • Aftercare support funds for families of victims; and 
  • Capacity building in small contractors to provide services.

How much funding is available?

A total of $500,000 is available. Organizations can apply for up to $100,000.  Grant awards may vary based on the scope of work and number of community members served.

How to apply?

  1. Visit the City of Portland Webgrants website - - and create an account.
    1. Select "Click here to register."
    2. Fill out the required information.
    3. Under "Program area of interest," select "ovp - office of violence prevention."
    4. Answer the remaining questions.
    5. When finished, select "Save registration information."
    6. Once your account is created, you will receive two separate emails with your login and password information.
  2. Log on to the City of Portland Webgrants website. Access the Safer Portland Grant and fill out the application and budget forms.

Applications must be submitted by 5 p.m. on May 17, 2024. 


For more information, contact Riamyrie Walter at