Increase Project – Open Info Session

Accelerate your business!

Get the executive education, management know-how, and business support system you need to grow your established small business through this intensive, cohort-based program. No previous degree required, just the willingness to work on your business, not just in it!

Now accepting applications at http://increaseproject.interise.org/

Increase Project  – Open Info Session
Monday March 4, 10am-2pm (drop by any time)
Portland Mercado – main room
7238 SE Foster Rd.
 
Program Start Dates: May & Sept 2019
(updated flier attached)
 
Ideal Candidates – Increase Project

  1. business is at least 51% owned by a person of color
  2. 2+ years in business
  3. $100k+ annual business revenue (up to $2.5 Million)
  4. 1+ employees
  5. Established bookkeeping system with standard reports
  6. Owner is ready to grow their own skills in order to grow their business

2019 Coaching UNconference in Portland

MARCH 23, 2019 | PORTLAND, OR

Your exclusive invitation to attend the 2019 Coaching UnConference in Portland, OR.

WHO: The Coaching UnConference is designed for those who are Professional Coaches, those who seek to work with Professional Coaches, and those who are interested in becoming Professional Coaches. This is an unprecedented opportunity to teach, to learn, and to collaborate with the brightest minds in the coaching community.

WHAT: A relaxed yet focused and productive format that allows you to interact with peers, to share stories and successes, float ideas, network, catch up with old friends, and forge new relationships.

WHY: We call it the UnConference for a reason. If you have ever been to a business event that was UnProductive, UnFun, and UnCool, we feel you. So we designed this event to the total opposite. Fun. Cool. Productive. Inspiring. Relaxing. Invigorating. Why? Because YOU set the agenda for this conference: as a team, you will set the agenda for the conference – whether you are interested in improving your coaching skills, exploring a specific niche of coaching, or learning the business aspects of coaching, we have you covered. Interested in becoming a coach? Learn from the best here in one room, and connect with amazing coach trainers as well. Interested in working with a coach? Mingle and collaborate with the best coaches Portland offers, and discover the best fit for you.

WHEN: March 23, 2019
9:00 am to 3:00 pm

WHERE: NedSpace Broadway
707 SW Washington ST #1100 Portland, OR 97205

HOW: To reserve your spot now, click HERE

HOW MUCH: $65 ($85 at the door) – covers breakfast, an awesome lunch, and a whole lotta fun and inspiration.

WHAT NOW: Look for more details in the upcoming weeks – we will be in touch.

WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR? Pull out your smartphone, block out March 25th, and REGISTER before your calendar fills with up with pesky meetings and due dates!

HOSTED BY: Portland’s very own Annie Weller. Annie has over 15 years experience as a serial “social-preneur” working with passionate and emerging leaders who look to create an exceptional life, business, and community. As a business and non-profit coach, author, founder of the Leadership Lab, she specializes in helping her clients create and sustain greater profitability and efficiency in their small businesses and nonprofits. Truly living the belief that everyone should have access to coaching, she runs several state-supported programs that offers quality coaching to the under-served communities throughout the Northwest.

USDA Announces Community Connect Grant Program. Deadline: April 15, 2018

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development announced it is accepting FY 2019 applications for the Community Connect Grant Program. The Community Connect program helps rural communities extend access where broadband service is least likely to be commercially available, but where it can make a tremendous difference in the quality of life for people and businesses.
The projects funded by these grants help rural residents tap into the enormous potential of the Internet for jobs, education, healthcare, public safety and community development. Funds can be used for:
  • The construction, acquisition, or leasing of facilities, spectrum, land or buildings used to deploy broadband service;
  • The cost of providing broadband service free of charge to the critical community facilities for 2 years;
  • Less than 10% of the grant amount or up to $150,000 may be used for the improvement, expansion, construction or acquisition of a community center that provides online access to the public.
Matching funds of at least 15% from non-federal sources are required and can be used for operating costs.
For More Information:
Applicants are also advised to use the Application Guide that is available online at https://www.rd.usda.gov/programs-services/community-connect-grants. For questions about Program, email community.connect@wdc.usda.gov or call the Loan Origination and Approval Division at (202) 720-0800.

City of Portland Job Openings for the Week of February 4, 2019

  Openings for the Week of February 4, 2019

 

New Opportunities: (Click this link to view all open positions)

 

Audit Supervisor (Supervisor II) – Closing Date: 2/22/19 

 

Development Supervisor II – Closing Date: 2/18/19 

 

Payroll Specialist (Administrative Specialist III) – Closing Date: 2/15/19 

 

Police Identification Technician Trainee – Closing Date: 2/15/19 or once 100 applications have been received, whichever comes first.

 

Procurement Specialist – Closing Date: 3/01/19 or once 150 applications have been received, whichever comes first.

 

Recreation Services Manager (Manger III) – Closing Date: 2/25/19 

 

Senior Procurement Specialist – Closing Date: 3/01/19 or once 150 applications have been received, whichever comes first.

 

Electrical Inspector (Open Continuous) – Closing Date: 6/24/19 (This recruitment will remain open for six (6) months. The second application review period will consist of all applications received from 8:01 a.m. on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 until Monday, March 4, 2019.)

 

HR Business Partner (Open Continuous) – Closing Date: 6/3/19 (This recruitment will remain open for a total of 6 MONTHS.  The SECOND application review will consist of all applications received from 12:01AM Tuesday January 8th, 2019 through 11:59PM Monday February 4th, 2019. Any applications received after 11:59PM February 4th will be reviewed monthly until the closing date.

 

Police Officer (Open Continuous) – Closing Date: 6/30/19 (This recruitment is for Entry-Level and Lateral Police Officers.  This recruitment will close at 11:59 pm, Sunday, June 30, 2019. Applications will be reviewed every 2 weeks.)

 

Wastewater Operator II (Open Continuous) – Closing Date: 3/18/19 (This recruitment will remain open for three (3) months.  Applications will be reviewed after 3 weeks, and then on a monthly basis.  The last review period ends at 11:59pm Monday, March 18, 2019)

 

 

 

Interested in applying to one of the positions opening this week? Come to our “How to Apply” course to learn about the application and evaluation process for the City of Portland. For current city employees, please visit CityLearner to sign up for the course. For non-city employees, please email: loan.tran@portlandoregon.gov to register.

Upcoming classes:

February 12, 2019

 

March 12, 2019

RACC announces a more equitable funding plan for arts organizations in Portland


>> A major funder of arts and culture responds to existing disparities with a progressive investment model

(Portland, Ore.) – The Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC), one of the city’s largest arts funders, is announcing significant changes to the way it invests in more than 50 arts and culture organizations in Portland.  To address the historic disparity of its existing funding model, and to nurture a more diverse arts ecosystem, RACC will distribute its General Operating Support (GOS) dollars more equitably. These changes, which are in alignment with the City of Portland’s equity goals and national best practices, will result in funding increases for 80% of RACC’s GOS partners next year.

“This is something to celebrate,” said RACC Executive Director Madison Cario.  “Intentional and strategic conversations are taking place locally and nationally about the way we invest in our communities. I am proud that RACC is taking this step and putting the organization’s theories of inclusion, diversity, equity and access into action.”

Every year, RACC provides millions of dollars in unrestricted funds (known as General Operating Support, or GOS) to 54 arts organizations in Portland, made possible with City of Portland general fund investments, Arts Tax dollars, Multnomah County funds, and proceeds from RACC’s workplace giving campaign, the Arts Impact Fund. RACC will award a total of $4.9 million to these groups in FY2018-19.

From 2008 to 2018, 57% of all RACC GOS funds have been awarded to the region’s five largest organizations: Oregon Ballet Theater, Oregon Symphony, Portland Art Museum, Portland Center Stage and Portland Opera. This disparity is common nationally as well; a 2017 study from Helicon Collaborativefound that 2% of arts organizations across the country receive 58% of all contributed income. Nationally, those organizations tend to have large budgets, focus on Western European artforms, and attract predominantly white, middle to upper-class audiences.

Going forward, rather than using a formula to grant funds as a percentage of an arts organization’s budget, RACC has adopted a more equitable and progressive distribution funding model. This means that small to midsize arts organizations will receive additional funding and some of Portland’s largest cultural institutions will receive less funding than in past years. In addition to a guaranteed RACC Base Award every year, all groups, regardless of size, will have additional opportunities to receive Investment Awards based on their community impact and other measurable outcomes.  At least $1 million will be distributed as Investment Awards in FY2019-20.

As a result of the changes approved unanimously by the RACC board on February 6, RACC anticipates that more than 80% of RACC GOS partners will receive a larger grant award in 2020. Five to seven of the city’s largest organizations (about 12% of RACC GOS partners, those with budgets of over $2 million) will likely receive less funding starting in 2021—an impact that represents less than 1% of their annual budgets. RACC also supports arts organizations in Clackamas and Washington Counties, and many smaller organizations in Portland, but those groups are not impacted by these changes.

“For organizations like ours who bring the arts where they have generally been overlooked and underfunded, this is a sign that our community is growing in the right direction,” says Seth Truby, Executive Director of Oregon BRAVO Youth Orchestras, an organization that provides tuition-free after-school orchestral music programs.

“As a young organization, BRAVO has relied on RACC support every stage of our development,” Truby continues. “From critical strategic advice and administrative support in our first years to a project grant that helped us expand our programming in our fourth year, RACC support has been a critical part of our path to organizational stability. Last year we started receiving General Operating Support, and we are excited to see RACC’s focus on equitable funding, which has the potential to increase engagement with creators and audiences who traditionally face barriers to participation in arts and culture.”

RACC Board Chair Linda McGeady notes, “These changes, led by our Grants Review Committee, culminate several years of thoughtful work by the RACC staff and board. We understand that this new model creates challenges for some of our city’s largest arts organizations, and for that reason we will continue funding them at their current levels for another year. We are committed to helping our city’s largest cultural institutions reach out to new communities, and we are confident that they will have continued success for generations to come.”

“I’m proud of RACC for responding to longstanding disparities, and excited to see this effort toward greater equity come to fruition,” said the City Arts Commissioner, Chloe Eudaly. “We’re changing the structure of arts funding and redistributing resources in a manner that will directly benefit Portland’s small and midsized arts organizations, increase the diversity of organizations and patrons served, and better reflect our vibrant arts and culture landscape.”

For more information about these changes and RACC’s General Operating Support program, visit racc.org/grants/general-operating-support-grants/.

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The Regional Arts & Culture Council is a local arts agency serving 1.8 million residents in the Portland, Oregon metro region including Clackamas, Multnomah and Washington counties. RACC provides grants and technical assistance for artists and nonprofit organizations, with more than 5,000 grants totaling $44 million in the past two decades. RACC also manages a widely-celebrated public art collection of more than 2,200 artworks for the City of Portland and Multnomah County; conducts employee giving campaigns that have raised more than $8.5 million for local arts organizations since 2007; organizes networking events, forums and workshops; and integrates the arts into the broader curriculum for K-8 students through The Right Brain Initiative, serving more than 27,000 students a year. Online at www.racc.org.

Oregon Housing and Community Services

I would like to share some amazing career opportunities that Oregon Housing and Community Services is actively recruiting for, with the hope that you could also share this information with your partners, in your newsletters or job boards. You will find in the attached pdf document, a list of our current recruitments.  They include:

ISS5 (Network Support Analyst):
Closes: 01/27/2019 @ 11:59 PM
This position will provide technical support to agency staff, network, and system administration.
Technical support will encompass troubleshooting Microsoft Windows, all installed agency desktop
software, and local area networks. It will also include design, testing, and implementation of desktop PC
software and hardware configurations. There will also be administrative tasks as a network domain
administrator, managing staff network access and email accounts, and provide technical advice to
agency staff and management.

Operations & Policy Analyst 4 (Senior Advisor for Strategic Planning & Business Operations):
Closes 01/29/2019 @ 11:59 PM
This position will lead the agency’s transformational process improvement efforts and build a center for
excellence for OHCS to implement change management initiatives. This position will lead and facilitate
significant improvements in process efficiency, customer satisfaction and organizational health. This
position will also engage leadership in the stewardship of the agency’s Statewide Housing Plan.

Governmental Analyst 2 (Financial Compliance Monitor):
Closes 1/28/2019 @ 11:59 PM
The primary purpose of this position is to plan and perform on and off-site financial compliance
monitoring reviews of sub-recipients. This position is responsible in ensuring that the Department’s
federal pass-thru grant program funds have been spent in accordance with the terms of grant
agreements and applicable federal laws, rules and regulations.

Governmental Analyst 2 (Compliance Monitor) – Limited Duration:
Closes 1/31/2019 @ 11:59 PM
This position will identify risks related to the Oregon Housing Strategic Initiative programs and conduct
tests to determine that funds have been expended in accordance with the terms of the HFA
Participation agreement with the U.S. Treasury. This includes performing internal compliance reviews to
ensure program eligibility criteria and determinations are accurate and in accordance with the terms of
the Hardest Hit Fund Term Sheets as well as applicable federal laws, rules, and regulations. It also
includes on- and off-site compliance reviews of certain contractors to ensure they have performed their
duties in accordance with the terms of agreements and applicable federal laws, rules, and regulations.

Program Analyst 3 (Capacity Building Analyst):
Closes: 01/29/2019 @ 11:59 PM
This position will serve as the OHCS liaison for capacity building and training activities and assist our
partners in capacity building efforts by helping them navigate OHCS funding, find training and other
tangible resources to further their desire to gain capacity in the area of affordable housing. This position
will also work with outside entities and other program analysts to provide resources and trainings to our
partners.

Human Resources Manager Job Announcement with The Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua, and Siuslaw Tribe

SUMMARY
Manage employee relations programs and systems that ensure fair and consistent treatment of
all employees in order to attract and retain a productive workforce.
PRINCIPAL ACTIVITIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
 Work closely with managers to ensure each develops a positive work-place culture
committed to employee development and retention through best practices of coaching and
motivation, and to ensure the success of their department and the organization they serve.
 Meet with all managers on a routine basis to evaluate their style of leadership and to coach
as needed to help them succeed.
 Assist managers with Employee Improvement Plans to ensure the intent of their plan is
specific, straightforward, and holds the employee accountable, offers consequences if
behavior or performance does not improve.
 Communicate with managers those issues that are affecting their department and assist in
timely resolution of such issues.
 Direct Human Resource Associate with training expectations to ensure the workplace
culture is preserved.
 Consult with managers prior to all involuntary termination recommendations to ensure
compliance.
 Foster and maintain positive relationships with management for all tribal entities.
 Assess the morale of the all Tribal entities and report issues of employee dissatisfaction and
favorable items as well as potentially unlawful or discriminatory acts to the Director.  May
meet with employee to mediate.
 Conduct confidential investigations of reports of workplace wrongdoing.
 Ensure all Tribal Employment and Department of Labor laws are applied
 Perform work suitability adjudication when necessary.
 Ensure managers comply with the comprehensive merit evaluation program for employees.
 Assist the enterprise in editing the current performance evaluation process.
 Coordinate and facilitate employee recognition, incentive and morale-building activities.
 Comply, maintain and edit HR policy/procedure guidelines.
 Monitor and revise each company’s handbooks as needed to ensure accuracy and
compliance.
 Oversee the mandatory EAP program to ensure effective use of this resource.
 When required conduct exit interviews with employees who voluntarily quit, assess the
usefulness of the information, and relay it to the appropriate director.

Job Title: Human Resources Manager
Job Code: 10402
Department: Human Resources
Reports to: Director of Human Resources
FLSA: Exempt
Starting Salary: DOE
Salary Grade: 14s
Human Resources Manager
Job Announcement
Full Time
Open Until Filled

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Human resources Manager 01_14_19
 Answer requests for information on policy interpretation.
 Conduct periodic audits of departmental satellite files to ensure completeness and accuracy.
 Administer unemployment claims and related appeals as well as employment verifications to
ensure accuracy and compliance.
 Oversee the maintenance of all active employee files, and ensure all terminated files are
purged in accordance with law.
 Foster a sense of teamwork and collaboration within the department by demonstrating
respect for others’ judgment and capabilities; give praise/recognition to those who earn it.
 Assist in the coordination of “All Staff Meetings.”
 Provide primary backup to the Tribal Benefits Specialist.
 Administer random and reasonable suspicion drug testing as needed for each entity.
 Assist the Director in all areas as needed.
 Maintain appearance standards and good attendance record as outlined in departmental
policies.
 Other duties as directed by management.
LEVEL OF AUTHORITY & RESTRICTIONS
 Supervise Human Resource Department staff.
 Interact with Tribal Attorney as needed.
PHYSICAL & MENTAL DEMANDS
 Must be willing to travel out of town as needed.
 Must be able to work in a high stress atmosphere.
 Must be able to work in a fast paced environment where teamwork is essential.
WORKING CONDITIONS & ENVIRONMENT
 Must be able to work in a smoke-filled environment.
 Must be able to work all shifts, weekends, holidays & special events as needed.
 Moderate noise level with frequent interruptions and distractions.
MINIMUM JOB REQUIREMENTS
 Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resource Management; Organizational Behavior or Develop-
ment; Business; Public Administration; or other job related course of study; and two years’
of Human Resource discipline professional-level experience, related to the position, OR
 Valid Certification as a Professional in Human Resource by a Human Resource
Certification Institute, and three years’ Human Resource discipline professional-level
experience related to the position, OR
 Ten years’ Human Resource discipline professional-level experience, related to the
position.
 Three years’ supervisory and managerial experience with a staff of 3 or more full time
employees.
 Government experience will be preferred.
 Read, write & speak English fluently.
 Working knowledge of word processing software, including excel and graphics programs.
 Evidence of practice of a high level of confidentiality.
 Ability to deal with diversified work force.
 Must obtain and maintain proper certification to administer Pre-Employment and Random
Drug Tests.
 Must have valid driver’s license, adequate transportation, and eligibility to operate GSA
vehicles required.

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Human resources Manager 01_14_19
 This position is subject to pre-employment drug testing. Must maintain level of conduct
suitable for background requirements.
 This is a covered position which requires background check including fingerprinting.
 Must have employment eligibility in the U.S.
 Indian preference will be observed in the hiring process.
HOURS
 40 hours per week.
 Generally Monday through Friday 8am to 5pm with possible occasional evening and
weekend work.
JOB LOCATION
Department of Human Resources
5647 Hwy 126
Florence, Oregon 97439

Apply online @ www.ctclusi.org
Open until filled

AIANTA Hospitality and Tourism Scholarship

At AIANTA, we understand the value of starting from the source—tribes in tourism—to develop a sustainable hospitality industry and to foster growth. We work hard to provide educational resources, training and technical assistance to our members, partners and friends.

AIANTA is proud to offer the Hospitality and Tourism Scholarship, established to provide American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian students with financial assistance towards a degree or certificate in hospitality, tourism, recreation, culinary arts or related fields. Each year, AIANTA awards three individuals who have met all scholarship application criteria.

AIANTA would like to encourage Indigenous students to build their careers in the tourism industry while sustaining and strengthening their cultural legacy.

Award Amount

$1,000 per academic year (fall/spring semester only), $500 per semester

Deadline to Apply

July 27, 2019, for the Fall 2019 semester

December 7, 2019, for the Spring 2020 semester.

Applicant Requirements

  • Must be of American Indian, Alaska Native, or Native Hawaiian descent (student must show documentation).
  • Must be a high school senior or a student accepted into an accredited higher institution at the time of application.
  • Must submit a letter of acceptance from a college/university or technical/vocational institution.
  • Must be enrolled as a part-time or full-time student.
  • A minimum GPA of 2.5 is recommended, although ALL current or future undergraduate and graduate college students are encouraged to apply. Scholarship recipients must maintain a 2.5 GPA.
  • Scholarships are available for undergraduate and graduate students only; online colleges are acceptable.
  • Scholarships must be used for books and/or tuition.
  • Applicants must fill out the scholarship application completely to be considered.
  • Awardee agrees to authorize AIANTA to use his/her photograph and any information provided in advertising, promotion, fundraising and publicity efforts.
  • Awardee agrees to return twelve (12) volunteer hours with AIANTA, a tribe, national park or public lands institution within the awarded year to be eligible for the following year. A letter of completion on company letterhead must be submitted by August 14, 2020 to the AIANTA office

Checks are made payable to the college/university and distributed/mailed to the financial aid/cashiers department of the institution the student attends.

Apply Today

To apply for an AIANTA scholarship, download the AIANTA Hospitality & Scholarship application. For more information, contact Sherrie Bowman at sbowman@aianta.org or 505-209-2479.

Scholarship opportunity for American Indian and Alaska Native graduate students in education

Steven R. Nelson Native Educator Scholarship Program

Supporting Native Graduate Students in Education

Camille Wynecoop
Camille Wynecoop – the 2018 Steven R. Nelson Native Educator Scholarship recipient

Education Northwest has had the honor of working with many Native educators, students, families, and community members throughout our 51-year history. These partnerships reflect a core value of our organization—the desire to address inequities within our education system and to ensure that all children and youth have the opportunity to reach their full potential. We believe that healthy Native communities are essential to the health and well-being of our region, and we remain committed to this effort.

The Steven R. Nelson Native Educator Scholarship Program is part of this commitment. This scholarship program strives to increase Native representation in the field of education by providing financial support, mentoring, and internships for Native students in the Northwest who are pursuing a master’s degree in education policy, leadership, technical assistance, research, or a closely related field. We view this program as an opportunity to create long-term partnerships that will improve our ability to meet the needs of Native communities.

Our former colleague, Steve Nelson, dedicated his career to working with tribes, communities, and schools to improve American Indian students’ success in academics and in life. This program honors his work by providing selected students with as many as three years of annually renewable scholarships. Awardees will receive a maximum of $5,000 each year, and we will award as many as five scholarships per year—one for a resident of each state in our primary service region of Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington.

Eligibility Requirements

Individuals need to:

  • Reside in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, or Washington.
  • Be a member or descendent of a federally recognized, state recognized, or terminated American Indian tribe; or Alaska Native village, council, or corporation; or Native Hawaiian; or identify as a Pacific Islander from a U.S.-affiliated Pacific Island jurisdiction (specifically, American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, or Palau).
  • Be accepted to or enrolled in a master’s program in an accredited, public or private, nonprofit institution of higher education in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, or Washington and maintain a course load that ensures graduate degree completion within three years.
  • Pursue a field of study in education policy, leadership, technical assistance, research, or a closely related field.
  • Have graduated from a four-year, regionally accredited institution of higher learning.
  • Complete an essay that answers the questions:
    • Why am I pursuing a master’s degree in the field of education policy, leadership, technical assistance, research, or closely related field?
    • What are my post-graduation goals?
    • How have I and will I contribute to strengthening my own community and/or rural or Native communities as a whole?
  • Submit three letters of recommendation (excluding letters from immediate family members), with at least one from a community member who can attest to the candidate’s Native heritage and his/her commitment to the designated course of study and to serving rural and/or Native communities after attainment of the master’s degree.
  • Begin school as a full- or part-time student no later than the fall semester immediately following the award.

Application Procedures

Applications for the Steven R. Nelson Native Educator Scholarship can be submitted annually from November 30 to March 31. No applications will be considered after the March 31 deadline.

Recipients will be notified of conditional awards no later than June 30, for study beginning the following fall term. Final awards will be made directly to the institution of higher education once an awardee has provided proof of acceptance and/or registration in an institution that meets the scholarship program requirements.

The scholarship program will be administered at the sole discretion of Education Northwest. Award funds will be deposited in the financial aid office of the institution attended by the recipient.

Education Northwest reserves the right to change or discontinue the Steven R. Nelson Native Educator Scholarship Program at any time and without notice.

Procedure for Continuing Awards

To maintain eligibility, a scholarship recipient must meet the following standards:

  • Maintain good academic standing
  • Demonstrate substantial progress toward the fulfillment of the graduate degree requirements
  • Fulfill all program reporting requirements
  • Maintain enrollment status during the academic year
  • Apply each year to request continued scholarship support until graduation (not to exceed three years)

Additional Benefits of the Program

  • Awardees will have the opportunity to work with an Education Northwest mentor both during and after the program.
  • Awardees may also pursue a paid internship with Education Northwest, either at our home office in Portland, Oregon, or in the awardees current residence/location.

Contact Us

Thank you for your interest in the Steven R. Nelson Scholarship Program! If you have any questions or would like additional information, we encourage you to reach out to us at:

Nelson Scholarship Administrator
c/o Human Resources, Education Northwest
101 SW Main Street, Suite 500
Portland, OR 97204

2019 NASDA FOUNDATION WOMEN’S FARM TO FOOD COMPETITION

Welcome to the 2019 NASDA Foundation Women’s Farm to Food Competition. The Farm to Food competition is dedicated to fostering growth among women entrepreneurs with food and beverage businesses in Oregon and Washington. Women entrepreneurs compete for a total of $40,000 to help launch, grow or scale their businesses. To apply for the 2019 competition, complete the online application by January 31, 2019 at 11:59 pm Eastern Time.
Any questions? Contact Lisa Benson at lisa.benson@nasda.org
Eligibility

  • Woman-owned or operated business
  • Developed food or beverage product
  • Business based in Oregon or Washington (e.g., business is incorporated/licensed in Oregon or Washington)
  • 18 years of age or older

Prizes

  • Grand Prize (judges’ pick): $20,000
  • People’s Choice (based on audience votes): $10,000
  • Runner-up 1: $5,000
  • Runner-up 2: $5,000

Timeline

  • January 1, 2019 at 8:00 am Eastern Time
    • Online application opens.
    • Submission link available at https://www.nasda.org/foundation/women-in-agriculture
  • January 31, 2019 at 11:59 pm Eastern Time
    • Online application closes.
  • February 1 – 15, 2019
    • Judges complete a confidentiality form to ensure the information they read or see in the applications remains confidential.
    • Judges review online applications and select the Final Four applicants.
  • February 15, 2019
    • NASDA Foundation will announce Final Four applicants. NASDA Foundation will notify all applicants of the judges’ decision for the Final Four.
  • February 26 – 27, 2019
    • Feb. 26: Final Four will compete in the final round of the competition taking place at the 2019 NASDA Winter Policy Conference in Arlington, VA.
    • Feb. 27: Final Four are awarded four cash prizes: Grand Prize ($20,000), People’s Choice Award ($10,000), First Runner-Up ($5,000), Second Runner-Up ($5,000).

Judges and Confidentiality

All judges who review the applications for the online round and live finals round will sign a confidentiality form that states all information they view is confidential and cannot be shared or disclosed.