Upcoming Allocation Committee meeting dates and other info for PCL 2014 Funding Applicants. Click here

2014 PCL Three-Year Funding Summary of Applicants

Clarifcations on All Published Request for Investments (with addition for After-School SUN program applicants.) Click here

City of Portland Insurance Requirements. Click here

The Request for Investment is here. Go to the left orange scroll bar to "Current Grant Cyle Info" and click on the funding area you want and you will find the specific RFI and Exhibits, or click below:

Early Childhood
After School
Child Abuse Prevention/Intervention
Foster Care
Hunger Relief

**Applicants are strongly encouraged to attend one of two Bidders’ Conferences which will be held on Thursday, Jan. 23rd, 2014 from 1 -2:30 p.m. at the North Portland Library, 512 N. Killingsworth St., and Thursday, Jan. 30th, 2014 from 1 - 2:30 p.m. at the Midland Library, 805 SE 122nd Ave.

**PCL has been collecting input on priorities for the next funding round over the past 4 mos. Public input phase included a survey, public meetings, and stakeholder group meetings. Read report (PDF)

**Drawing on public input, local data and research, here are the adopted Strategic Directions for each PCL program area. Read report (PDF)

**With the May 21st, 2013  PCL renewal, the new funding round will begin next year (new monies flow beginning July 1, 2014, as this is the last year of the current five-year Levy which goes through June 30, 2014.)

Timeline for Funding Process

  • June – September 2013: Gather public input on division of Levy resources into funding areas, needs/gaps, equity, design of funding process.
  • August – September 2013 (assuming Committee decides to proceed with development of framework):  Gather public input on proposed goals for Levy overall, and for program areas.
  • October 2013: Analyze public input and report findings to Allocation Committee.
  • October – November 2013: Integrate community input, research and past Levy performance to create recommendations to Allocation Committee for funding strategies associated with goals.
  • October – November 2013: Review funding process design and summary of public input on process design; consider any proposed modifications.
  • November – December 2013: Finalize policy priorities and design of application process, including review of draft Requests for Investment (funding application).
  • Jan. 16th 2014: Publish Requests for Investments.
  • Jan. 23 and Jan. 30th: Bidders' Conferences (see above for info)
  • March – Mid-May 2014: Review and staff analysis of funding requests.
  • Mid-May – Mid-June 2014: Funding decisions.
  • July 2014: Grants begin.

**Compare/contrast other children's levies: Seattle, San Fran, Oakland  

**Report: Portrait of Portland's Children  Overview of local data (PDF here)


 Feel free to check back periodically for updates on our funding scenario or email marygay.broderick@portlandoregon.gov