CNN e-newsletter

November 2012

Central Northeast Neighbors


This Issue

Neighborhood Grants

Conservation District Grants

Nature in Neighborhoods Grants

Fix-It Fair

Free Toxic Trash Disposal

Portland Office of Equity

Special Events


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CNN Neighborhood Calendar

Thank You to Those Who Submitted a Project Proposal!

We invited neighborhood and community organizations in the CNN area to submit a project proposal by November 1st.

This year a total of $10, 000 will be awarded, a decrease from last year. This grant cycle we received requests for over $24, 000, less than last year. Grant proposals range from $500 to $2,000.

Partnerships, leadership, new community building initiatives, and opportunities for under engaged groups in CNN are growing through this grant program. We will be excited to announce the 2013 grant awards in our next issue!

For more information on the CNN Neighborhood Grant Program click here or contact Sandra Lefrancois, CNN grant manager 503-823-2780. For more information about the citywide program,

visit the City of Portland's Neighborhood Small Grants Program website.

East Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District Grants

Now Accepting Applications for the 2013 Partners in Conservation Grant Cycle.

$550,000 in grant funds is available for conservation projects (or events) that fit one or more of the following categories:
* soil erosion prevention/control
* soil health
* environmental education
* water quality
* water conservation
* watershed health
* habitat restoration
Visit our website at to view application guidelines and to download the application forms. Application Deadline is Friday, January 18, 2013 by 4:00pm. If you have questions or just want to discuss your ideas for projects please contact Lissa Adams, Finance and Grants Manager at or call (503) 222-7645 x 117.

Nature in Neighborhoods Capital Grant Program

Next round of Nature in Neighborhoods Capital Grant funding is now open. Metro is seeking applications for projects that re-green and re-nature neighborhoods. Full applications are accepted only from applicants who have been invited to apply after submitting a letter of interest. Letters of Interest are accepted at any time and staff encourage applicants to submit as soon as possible. Please note that it will be difficult for any project submitting a Letter of Interest after November 15th to incorporate staff feedback into a full application by the deadline. Full applications are due by 4 p.m. January 28, 2013.

Visit for application information.

Fix-it Fair at Madison High School - November 17

The Fix-It Fair is a FREE City of Portland event where you can learn simple ways to save money and connect with resources. Join your neighbors and talk to the experts about how to spend less and stay healthy. The next season of Fix-It Fairs will begin in November 2012. Click here to learn more about what you'll find at a Fix-It Fair or for information on dates and locations.

Free Toxic Trash Disposal in NE Madison South Neighborhood

Help make your home and garden safe for kids, pets and nature nearby. Bring your pesticides, paints and other hazardous products to Metro's Free household hazardous waste collection event. What to bring: paints and stains, pesticides and poisons cleaner and disinfectants thinners and solvents, sharps (medical syringes) batteries, aerosols, automotive products, thermometers, pool and spa chemicals, and hobby chemicals. Call Metro or check online for more information at 503-234-3000

Saturday, November 10th 9 am to 2 pm City Bible Church 9200 NE Fremont St.

Portland Office of Equity is seeking Advisory Committee Members

The Office of Equity and Human Rights (OEHR) is seeking volunteers to serve on its Bureau Advisory Committee (BAC). The BAC will be a 22-member body that will advise, support, and advocate for OEHR. The application deadline is on Monday November 12th at 5PM. If you are not applying for the Bureau Advisory Committee, but would like to serve on the OEHR BAC Selection Committee, we would love to have you! Please contact Muna Idow at or 503-823-4427 about your interest and availability. Click here for the Bureau Advisory Committee application form.


Special Events

Portland Parks and Recreation

Local Farmers Market Listing click here

Resolutions Northwest Mediation Workshops