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Sarah Iannarone, Ted Wheeler, and Teressa Raiford to speak at EPAP Meeting

The East Portland Action Plan is pleased to announce that 2020 mayoral candidates Sarah Iannarone and Ted Wheeler, along with write-in candidate Teressa Raiford, have accepted our invite to speak to and take questions from EPAP members on Wednesday, October 28, 2020, 6:30 - 8:30 PM. This is the first time all three of them have participated in a forum together since the primaries, and we are so honored that they are coming together for East Portland!

If you live, work, or play in East Portland, what questions do you have for Sarah, Ted and Teressa? We invite you to submit your questions to us by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, October 27, 2020, and we will do our best to ask them during the Q&A the following night. Priority will be given to the questions that address strategies identified in the East Portland Action Plan.

Email your questions: jr.lilly@portlandoregon.gov 

This meeting is organized and hosted by the East Portland Action Plan, and open to all. 

***ASL interpretation will be provided at this event*** For any other interpretation, please contact jr.lilly@portlandoregon.gov ahead of the event.

Zoom Webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82534414391?pwd=QjFMZ0I0WjZTVVJiU0tSVFUvVXhhQT09

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A note from your EPAP Co-Chairs:

We are asking all community members to come with respect and in line with our EPAP values. As your Co-Chairs and the meeting facilitators, we will enforce our Code of Care to make this a welcoming space for everyone.

We know that Sarah, Ted, and Teressa participate in a lot of meetings and forums related to the upcoming election, and you have seen some of them, so you might have an expectation of how this will play out. However, we are asking you to come with an open mind and with the intent that, at EPAP, we can have a different kind of conversation with these candidates -- one that is focused on community (not competition) and the needs of the BIPOC, immigrant, and refugee communities and our low-income families and youth here, and let their needs and our work be what brings us together with the shared vision of making East Portland a place to thrive for all. We are asking for your support in making this vision successful at our meeting!

We will send out an agenda shortly. Please note that the format will be a little different this time in order to make the most out of Sarah, Ted, and Teressa's participation. 

Sabina Urdes
Mustafah Finney 





EPAP 2021 Grants are now avalible!  

EPAP General Grant

Purpose is to improve livability and prevent displacement in East Portland by funding projects that implement strategies and items identified in the Action Plan.

EPAP Civic Engagement Grant

Purpose is to encourage civic engagement in under-supported race and ethnic culturally specific communities with language appropriate communication that leads to further community involvement of people not usually included in decision making.

EPAP Municipal Partnership Grant

Purpose is to support projects that will be done in partnership with municipal and/or government agencies that can receive the funds and take responsibility for project completion.

There are approximately $130,000 total funds available for this funding cycle. Project requests may be for up to $10,000 in funding ($20,000 max for Municipal Partnership Grants).

More information visit: www.eastportlandactionplan.org/grants

Grant Support Session #1

     Saturday, October 24, 2020 | 10:00-11:30 AM

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Grant Support Session #2

     Thursday, October 29, 2020 | 4:00-5:30 PM

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Grant Support Session #3

    Tuesday, November 10, 2020 | 4:00-5:30 PM

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The East Portland Action Plan (EPAP) is charged with providing leadership and guidance to public agencies on how to strategically address community-identified issues and allocate resources to improve livability for neighborhoods in East Portland. 


What is the East Portland Action Plan?

The East Portland Action Plan (EPAP) is charged with providing leadership and guidance to public agencies on how to strategically address community-identified issues and allocate resources to improve livability for neighborhoods in East Portland. The EPAP is an extension and outgrowth of the East Portland Action Plan Committee which engages the community to advocate for resources to further the values and strategies described in the Action Plan. Our goals are to outlines in the Action Plan.

Current Action Plans

Welcome Statements


EPAP Guidance Documents

EPAP is a community-led effort working together to advocate for all areas of livability. The work is carried out by the Committees and Subcommittees which include: Economic Development Subcommittee, Housing Subcommittee, Civic Engagement Subcommittee, Grants Committee, Technical Advisory Committee, Operations Committee, the East Portland Land Use & Transportation Committee, and the East Portland Parks Coalition. A General Meeting is held once a month for all groups and members to participate in a consensus driven process for decision making. 
EPAP Members and the Advocate will coordinate with City of Portland, Multnomah County, and Metro Department and Bureau Staff to help advise on all major projects happening in the East Portland Community Office District Coalition Area. They will also engage elected officials and community advisory bodies to advocate for Action Items identified in the Action Plan. 
EPAP also has a grant program, giving away half of our annual budget, for organizations and groups working in East Portland to assist with accomplishing our Action Items. This process is over seeing by the Grants Committee and is a competitive process. The 3 Grants are the General Grant, Civic Engagement Grants, and the Municipal Partnership Grant. 

Involuntary Displacement Prevention Recommendations

EPAP Committees and community members developed recommendations for preventing involuntary displacement in East Portland caused by increasing housing and rental costs and decreasing availability, and lack of local living wage employment.

Involuntary Displacement Recommendations 

Get Involved

All gatherings and efforts by EPAP are open to the public and government staff. You can help develop strategies to improve livability and prevent displacement in the Easet Portland area by participating in EPAP Group meetings. Our General Meetings are held every fourth Wednesday of the month at 6:30 PM, online. Language interpretation can be provided if you contact JR Lilly at jr.lilly@portlandoregon.gov or 503-823-8027, at least one week in advance.


General and Committee Meeting Minutes


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