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 afterschool and educational programming, and health.

Eligibility for FY 18-19 

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.

2019-20 Application Process 

  • Feb. 1, 2019: Grants will be made available online (check back!)
  • Feb. 7 (9-10am): Optional grant information session @ The Beaverton Building (12725 SW Millikan Way)
  • Mar. 22, 2019: Grant applications are due
  • Apr. 15- May 1: Applicant interviews with the SSFC @ The Beaverton Building (12725 SW Millikan Way)
  • June 2019: SSFC submits funding recommendations to City Council

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.