EPAP Grants

Community Support Fund

Application deadline (EXTENDED): Friday, April 24, 11:59 PM

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 during this COVID-19 Virus pandemic.

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 $20,000 total funds available at this time and project requests may be for up to $2,000 in funding. The City is committed to providing equal access to all City programs, services, and activities, and in an effort to promote that goal priority will be given to organizations that serve historically underrepresented and underserved communities (e.g. communities of color or people with low income) or promote widely shared prosperity.


April 22- Applications Due by 11:59 PM (*deadline extended to the 22nd, not the 15th) 

April 30- Award Decisions made

May 1- Grant Period Begins (funds available for disbursement)

Dec 31- Grant Period End


Application Support Sessions

  • These sessions will answer questions about the application, the committee review process, and any questions you might have about your project.
    • Tuesday, April 7th at 11:00 AM- Zoom Meeting ID: 421-822-748
    • Thursday, April 9th at 4:00 PM - Zoom Meeting ID: 231-715-263
  • This will be held virtually with a call-in option, see EPAP Website for details
  • To request translation, interpretation or additional accommodations contact JR Lilly at least three business days in advance.

If you can’t attend a scheduled support session, you may request one-on-one support from JR Lilly, jr.lilly@portlandoregon.gov 



2020 EPAP Grants Information

We are glad to have recieved and awarded these funds. Please watch for our next grant cycle comint Winter 2020. 



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