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From: Dylan Blaylock, Clackamas County Public & Government Affairs, 503-742-5917

10-05-16

Clackamas County

Media and Interested Parties

Vulnerable populations to benefit from $250,000 grants

Clackamas County Commissioners have announced the recipient organizations of $250,000 in grant funds to support homeless people, hungry people, foster children, veterans in need, and other vulnerable populations.

This past summer, commissioners set aside $250,000 from the county’s General Fund to support the Small Grants Program, now in its eighth year. The program assists local nonprofit groups with projects that serve some of the most vulnerable populations of our community.

Select recipients and projects include:

Projects selected for funding demonstrate either the ability to become self-supporting or are a much-needed one-time expense. This year, 40 groups were selected for grants ranging from $1,250 to $12,748.

Clackamas County will start distributing grants later this month. Organizations receiving grants are required to show how funds are used. This continual evaluation includes reviews of service levels and performance measures.

This year’s additional 35 awardees, and their respective funded projects, are:

More information is available online about the Small Grants Program.

Members of the public seeking more information can contact Caroline Hill in the County Administration office at 503-655-8261.

For more information, members of the media may contact Community Relations Specialist Dylan Blaylock at 503-742-5917.

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