Category: Prizes & Grant Opportunities

Apply for 2018 Responsive Program Grants to address timely issues—deadline September 30

Oregon Humanities Responsive Program Grants support programs created in response to timely issues or events that the applicant organization is qualified to help the public explore. Awards of up to $1,000 are made on a rolling basis to nonprofit organizations and federally recognized tribes in Oregon. Letters will be accepted through September 30.

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Dear Stranger: Connecting Oregonians, one letter at a time

How can we understand the experiences of people living in such different places throughout Oregon? How can we work together for the good of all? Dear Stranger, a letter-exchange project that connects Oregonians from different parts of the state through the mail, strives to create understanding across the vastness of this place. Letters will be received through October 26.

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Portland: Jade International Night Market on August 18 and 25

Join the fun at the 2018 Jade International Night Market, hosted by Portland Community College Southeast Campus. Portland’s multicultural communities come out in full force each August to celebrate one of East Portland’s biggest events, to be held on two dates, Saturday August 18 and 25 from 5-10 p.m. Try international cuisine from local businesses, and enjoy cultural performances to celebrate the vibrant community that resides in the Jade District neighborhood and in East Portland.

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Oregon: Safe Routes to School infrastructure grants

“Safe Routes to School” refers to efforts that improve, educate or encourage children safely walking or biking to school. The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) has two main types of Safe Routes to School programs: infrastructure and non-infrastructure. Infrastructure programs focus on making sure safe walking and biking routes exist through investments in crossings, sidewalks and bike lanes and flashing beacons. Non-infrastructure programs focus on education and outreach to assure awareness and safe use of walking and biking routes. The 2019-2020 solicitation cycle will distribute a total of $16 million to be awarded to projects that address these barriers two types of barriers for students walking and biking to school. Letters of Intent are due by August 31. Full applications are due October 15.

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Roseburg: Trails Day on September 12

Join this recurring event and help keep this Blue Zones Project-Umpqua adopted trail nice and neat while getting a brisk walk with good company!

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