News to Use from the Portland Children's Levy 
 
Dan Saltzman, Portland City Commissioner | Lisa Pellegrino, Director
 
       
The Portland Children's Levy has published two different Request for Proposals. Details and links to the RFP's can be found below:

RFP: Community Engagement on Needs and Solutions for PCL

PCL is seeking proposals from individuals, firms, teams or consultants to design and implement a community engagement process focused specifically on involving the community in a conversation about the most effective and most needed program services for children, especially children most affected by historical inequities; and to
 identify community solutions to improve outcomes for children and families.  The findings and recommendations will inform the development of funding priorities and strategies for future PCL grant-making.
 
Please note that this IRFP (#00000952) is one of two IRFP's that will replace IRFP#00000882. IRFP#00000882 was canceled because the timeline for the work has changed and the work outlined has been separated into two parts/two solicitations: 1) Community engagement as described above; 2) And Qualitative Research of the PCL Grantmaking Process to understand service provider and stakeholder perceptions and to identify service provider-informed solutions to improve the grantmaking process/PCL operations which is outlined in the second RFP below.

Proposals for the Community Engagement RFP are due by 4 p.m. on Tuesday, July 31, 2018. For more information, and to read or download a copy of the RFP, please review the bid solicitation here  on the City of Portland's website. If you have questions, please contact Lisa Hansell at 503.823.4133 or lisa.hansell@portlandoregon.gov

RFP: Short-term Qualitative Research Project on PCL Grantmaking Processes

PCL is seeking proposals from individuals, firms, teams or consultants to design and implement a qualitative research approach that gathers feedback on PCL grantmaking processes and reports on findings/recommendations for improvements to be considered by the PCL Allocation Committee.  The project should gather experiences and perceptions from past PCL applicants, current PCL grantees, and other stakeholders to PCL grantmaking.
Proposals for the Qualitative Research Project are due by 4 p.m. on Tuesday, July 23, 2018. For more information, and a copy of the RFP, please review the bid solicitation here on the City of Portland's website. If you have questions, please contact Meg McElroy at 503-823-2942 or  meg.mcelroy@portlandoregon.gov
 
The City encourages Disadvantaged Business Enterprises, Minority Owned Business Enterprises, Women Owned Business Enterprises, and Emerging Small Businesses (D/M/W/ESBs) to apply in order to promote their economic growth and to provide additional competition for City contracts.

Feel free to pass this email along to people, businesses and organizations who might be interested. 

Thank you, 
PCL Staff
PCL Staff Contacts
Director, After School & Hunger grants
Assistant Director and Early Childhood & Mentoring grants:
Child Abuse Prevention/Intervention & Foster Care Grants Manager:
Communications Director:

Community Outreach and Information Assistant

Fiscal Specialist:
john.kelly@portlandoregon.gov
Who We Are

The Portland Children's Levy was created by city voters in 2002 and overwhelmingly renewed for the third time by the electorate in May 2018. Funding for the new five-year Levy begins July 1, 2019 and runs through June 30, 2024.

The Levy is supported through a property tax paid by City of Portland homeowners that generates $19 million toward investments in proven programs in areas of Early Childhood, After School, Mentoring, Child Abuse Prevention/Intervention, Foster Care and Hunger Relief. The Levy reaches 11,500 children and their families annually; in addition, Levy-funded hunger relief services provide food to nearly 16,000 children each year.

The Levy is annually audited and administrative costs do not exceed 5 percent.
Questions? Contact: Call Mary Gay Broderick at 503-823-2947 or e-mail
See our website at www.portlandchildrenslevy.org