Social Services Grants

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About the Social Services Grant Program

Social Services Funding Grants are provided on an annual basis through a competitive process to nonprofit organizations addressing the needs of low-income Beaverton Residents. Priorities are determined by City Council and currently target: housing/homelessness, affordable after-school and educational programming, and health.

Eligibility for Social Services Funding Grants

Applications will only be accepted if they address one of the following priorities:

  • Homelessness/Housing (shelters, rental assistance, tenant education/advocacy, senior housing, & workforce training)
  • Affordable afterschool & educational programming (childcare, academic support, English language learner education)
  • Health (school-based health clinics, affordable access to medical/dental care, mental health, hunger/food/nutrition)

Organizations will only be eligible if they are a 501(c)(3) organization and all previously awarded grants complied with grant procedures. Please note: funding must be used for services provided directly to Beaverton residents, and can not be used for capital projects. The committee will only fund projects for a maximum of $20,000.

The City of Beaverton provides grant money from two funding sources: state shared revenue and the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG). Grants are distributed each year, July 1 - June 30.

Application Process 2022

NOTE: These grants are for organizations seeking grant funding, not individuals looking for social services. If you are in need of social services, please contact 2-1-1 or Community Connect (503-640-3263).

  • Monday, Feb 7: Applications open on ZoomGrants
  • Feb 9 (10 - 11 am): Grant info session, register in advance for this meeting
  • Feb - Mar: 1:1 Grant review and consultation with city staff Megan Cohen. Sign up for an appointment
  • Monday, Mar 28: Grant application due at 11:59 pm
  • May: Organization interviews, by request of the committee
  • June: Funding recommendation submitted to the City Council, grantees announced upon approval. There is ~$310,000 budgeted for social services grants for FY 22-23.

Social Services Funding Committee

The Social Services Funding Committee (SSFC) shall act in an advisory capacity to the Council. Its duties shall include review of annual social service grant applications and funding recommendations to City Council.