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