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Apply for a Tech Kit Grant

Application period closes Dec. 19, 2022. Grants are available as part of the ARPA Digital Divide Response Project.

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Apply for a Digital Inclusion Coalition-building Grant Opportunity

Application period closes Jan. 22, 2023. Grant funds are available to support a community-centered organization in building capacity for digital inclusion.

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Outer Division Safety Project has completed all major work with targeted investments to reduce deaths and injuries in advance of FX2-Division bus line launch

The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) and contractor Raimore Construction have completed all major work on the Outer Division Safety Project, which has built five miles of improvements designed to reduce deaths on one of the most dangerous roads in the city.

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Portland City Council unanimously approves largest single investment in climate justice in City history

$107 million will fund 65 projects fighting climate change as nation faces unrelenting heatwaves, wildfires, drought and other extreme weather events.

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Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability announces recommendations for Portland Clean Energy Community Benefits Fund Round 2 RFP

The full recommended portfolio will be presented to City Council on Wednesday, July 13, at a first reading.

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Join the Urban Forestry Commission

Joining the Urban Forestry Commission (UFC) is one of the most effective ways community members can help advocate and care for our city’s urban forest!

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News Release: Soak up the sun at Sunday Parkways this weekend!

Celebrate 15 years of open streets in Portland while walking, rolling, and strolling in Northeast Portland’s Cully neighborhood on Sunday, June 26

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News Release: With fun in the sun, East Portland celebrates new Sunday Parkways route this weekend!

Open streets event encourages Portlanders to walk or roll through 4.5 miles of East Portland neighborhood greenways on Sunday, Aug. 21

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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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Commissioner Hardesty approves new Pedestrian Design Guide, helping add more space for trees while preserving access for people with disabilities and other pedestrians

The first new rules for sidewalks in 24 years will help Portland fight climate change by forging a compromise that allows space for people and trees

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Portland City Council approves grant amendment to expand PCEF Heat Response Program, announce partners

Over the next five years, new community distribution partners aim to install 15,000 energy-efficient cooling units in the homes of heat-vulnerable Portlanders.

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PCEF launches High Road Advisory Council

The 11-member advisory body will provide guidance on workforce and contracting issues.

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Portland City Council approves three initiatives to improve contracting opportunities for companies owned by people of color, women

A new contracting disparity study, pilot programs and a regional workforce equity agreement are designed to diversify firms doing business with the City of Portland and workers at City construction projects. Reforms were proposed in partnership with community partners, in response to a 2020 audit.

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The History of Portland Street Response

From an idea, to an advocacy campaign, to a single team in Lents, to citywide expansion, this is the story of Portland Street Response - our newest unarmed 911 response within Portland Fire & Rescue which "assists people experiencing non-life-threatening mental health and behavioral health issues."

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PP&R study shows Portland's urban forest is in decline since 2015

Findings show first tree canopy decline since 2000; tree preservation and planting efforts remain top City priority.

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