The Office of Community and Civic Life will award one-year grants to projects/programs that aid, strengthen and serve restorative justice, community reinvestment, and wealth creation in communities that have been disproportionately impacted by cannabis prohibition laws.

A $550,179 restorative justice community reinvestment grant opportunity funded by the City of Portland’s 3% local tax on retail cannabis sales is the source of funding for the grants.

Applicants may request funding for projects and programs ranging from $25,000 to $150,000 per fiscal year in the following priority areas:

• Criminal justice reform projects and services

• Legal services and case management support

• Workforce development

• Re-entry housing support and services

An information session with takes place Tuesday, January 7, 3-4 pm at St.. Johns Community Center, 8427 N. Central St.. 

Applications are due by Wednesday, January 22, 5 pm. More information and applications at bit.ly/2Q7NtKY