EPAP Grants

2022 Community Support Fund

Application Deadline

1st Round – Mon, Sept 13 | 2nd Round- Mon, Mar 18

The East Portland Action Plan (EPAP) has set aside funds to support the efforts of our partners to address the needs of East Portland community members. This Community Support Fund’s purpose is to help provide basic community needs, support essential services, and foster healthy community connections.

Projects we will consider supporting include:

  • Supporting basic community needs and essential services, such as medical assistance, food and housing related services, transportation and mobility assistance, support services for the most vulnerable. 
  • Supporting healthy community relationships by creating/maintaining social connections, such as support for groups who need assistance in communicating with community members or developing methods for existing communities to remain connected during social distancing.

There are approximately $15,000 of funds available for each round and project requests may be for up to $3,000 in funding. Everyone is welcome to apply.

2022 Community Support Fund Application

2022 Community Support Fund Application- WORD VERSION 

Support Session Slides

YouTube Recoding of Session 

Grant Support Sessions:

You are strongly encouraged to attend a Grant Support Session listed below. The sessions will answer questions about the application, the committee review process, and any questions you might have about your project. This will be held virtually with a call-in option, see EPAP Website for Meeting

  • Tues, Aug 10th at 4:00 PM 
  • Thurs, Aug 26th at 10 AM
  • Wed, Feb 16th at 4:00 PM 
  • Thurs, Mar 10th at 10 AM


2022 General and Civic Engagement Grants will be released by Oct 13, 2021 and be due by Nov 24 for projects between Mar 1, 2022 and Feb 28, 2023. For projects up to $10,000. 

EPAP General Grant Program’s 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 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 the 2021 funding cycle. Project requests may be for up to $10,000 in funding.  Our three grant programs are: General Grant, Civic Engagement Grant, and Municipal Partnerships Grant. EPAP Grants are funded by the City of Portland.

2021 Grant Process Timeline

Application Due Date

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

by 11:59 PM

Grant Selection Committee Reviews Scores Applications

December 2020

Grant Committee submits Recommendations to General EPAP

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Grant Committee submits Recommendations to City Council

February 2021

Project Funding Begins

Monday, March 1, 2021

Grant Period Ends

Monday, February 28, 2022

All Reports Due

April 30, 2022 (or 30 days after completion of your project


Please contact JR Lilly at 503-823-8027 or JR.Lilly2@portlandoregon.gov if you have any questions about your current grant.