How do I apply?
Informational Meeting: Interested applicants should contact Historic Parkrose for an appointment by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 503-964-7807.
Site Visit: Staff will make a site visit to the property to discuss the applicant’s ideas, and make recommendations on how to submit an eligible proposal for the next grant cycle.
Gather bids and information: The applicant creates sketches/plans, obtains quotes and bids from contractors, reviews all necessary codes and permits, and budgets on how to provide the required matching funds.
Note: The total grant match percentage is based on the number of contractor bids submitted.
– If the applicant submits one bid, Historic Parkrose will cover up to 40% of the project.
– If the applicant submits two bids, Historic Parkrose will cover up to 50% of the project.
– If the applicant submits three bids, Historic Parkrose will cover up to 60% of the project.
The amount of grant funds Historic Parkrose can commit is based on the lowest of the bids submitted to complete the project outlined in the grant application. Bids from contractors located within the Parkrose neighborhood may be given preference if not the lowest bid and if no more than 5% greater than the lowest bid.
Application: The applicant completes and submits an application form, project description, and budget. When an application is submitted, it will be considered during the next grant review cycle. Assistance completing the application is available for first-time applicants and non-English speakers.
Review Process: Grants are reviewed by Historic Parkrose’s DIG committee. Historic Parkrose may request clarifying information after the initial proposal review.
Decision: Historic Parkrose will inform all applicants of their award status approximately 8 weeks after the cycle deadline (April 15th for proposals submitted by Feb 15th, September 15th for proposals submitted by July 15th, and December 15th for proposals submitted by October 15th). If a proposal is approved by the DIG Committee, Historic Parkrose will send a grant contract containing the scope of the work that will be done, and the grant dollars committed by Historic Parkrose for each component based on the bids received. This contract will also include a commitment to report project progress and key economic data points (gross revenue, number of employees or contractors, etc.) at the conclusion of the grant term (12 months after the award date).
Implementation: The work must be completed within one year of receiving final approval for a DIG project. The Grantee is responsible for hiring qualified professionals to carry out the grant-funded work. To observe all applicable laws, codes, and regulations, most eligible projects will require a contractor licensed in the State of Oregon. All construction contracts are between the Grantee and the contractor(s). Grantees are responsible for obtaining necessary regulatory approvals, including the City of Portland building and development permits. All work must comply with city, state, and federal regulations.
Reimbursement: Grantees must submit contractors’ invoices for costs to be reimbursed.
Reporting: Historic Parkrose will communicate with Grantees throughout the grant term to document progress and provide assistance as necessary. After the grant term, Grantees are required to submit a grant report form detailing the results of the project to be provided by Historic Parkrose.