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Clackamas County to offer grants for local nonprofits

Forthe fifth straight year Clackamas County Commissioners have announced plans todistribute $200,000 in small grants to organizations providing servicesto vulnerable populations in Clackamas County.

Themoney was set aside by the county’s Budget Committee as part of the recentlyapproved fiscal 2013-14 budget.

Thisis a continuation of a successful program that last year distributed grants to24 local nonprofit organizations for programs ranging from a local food pantryto a dental care program for K-2 students.

Thegoal of the small grants program is to assist organizations whose purpose is tohelp the most vulnerable residents of Clackamas County. The grants are intendedto fund small projects that would aid these organizations in serving largerpopulations.

Theprograms must show they can be self-supporting or that the grant is a one-timeexpense. They must also meet one guideline:

Anapplication is attached along with background information about the grants.Organizations interested in being considered for funding must submit completedforms by Thursday, Aug. 15.

Applicationsmay also be sent electronically to carolinehill@clackamas.us orby mail to the Board of County Commissioners at 2051 Kaen Road, Oregon City, OR97045. Faxed applications can be sent to 503-742-5919. For more information orto download forms, click here.

Finaldetermination of the awards will be made in the fall, and funds will be awardedby the end of October. Organizations receiving funding will be required to showhow the grant was used, including service level and performance measures.

Formore information, contact Caroline Hill at 503-655-8261.

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