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Clackamas County opens 2014-15 Small Grants program

For the sixth straight year Clackamas County Commissioners have announced plans to distribute $200,000 in small grants to organizations providing services to vulnerable populations in Clackamas County.

The money was set aside by the county's Budget Committee as part of the recently approved fiscal 2014-15 budget.

The goal of the small grants program is to assist organizations whose purpose is to help the most vulnerable residents of Clackamas County. The grants are intended to fund small projects that would aid these organizations in serving larger populations.

The programs must show they can be self-supporting or that the grant is a one-time expense. They must also meet one guideline: Help most vulnerable families, seniors and others meet their basic needs; such as food assistance and abuse prevention.

The application process opens July 1. Organizations interested in being considered for funding must submit completed forms by Aug. 15 at 6 p.m. Access forms and more information are here: www.clackamas.us/bcc/smallgrants.html

Applications may also be sent electronically to carolinehill@clackamas.us or by mail to the Board of County Commissioners at 2051 Kaen Road, Oregon City, OR 97045. Faxed applications can be sent to 503-742-5919.

Final determination of the awards will be made in the fall, and funds will be awarded by the end of October. Organizations receiving funding will be required to show how the grant was used, including service level and performance measures.

For more information, contact Caroline Hill at 503-655-8261.

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