Clif Bar Family Foundation Accepting Applications for Small Grants Program

The Clif Bar Family Foundation supports innovative small and mid-sized groups working “to strengthen our food system and our communities, enhance public health and safeguard our environment and natural resources.” The Foundation is accepting applications for its Small Grants program which provides general support grants of up to $7,000 as well as funding for specific projects will be awarded to nonprofits working in one or more of the foundation’s five focus areas:
  • Protect Earth’s beauty and bounty.
  • Create a robust, healthy food system.
  • Increase opportunities for outdoor activity.
  • Reduce environmental health hazards.
  • Build stronger communities.
Preference is given to organizations that demonstrate a clearly defined objective and a viable plan to achieve it, and that operate at the community level and have strong community ties. Organizations also must promote positive change through both their project and the implementation process.
Funding has been provided to protect habitat, native fisheries, and scenic vistas; establish gardening clubs and farmers markets; developed a Farm Tour to connect the public with local food sources; conservation and recreation programs.
For More Information:
Click here for the Clif Bar Family Foundation website and application.

National Endowment for the Arts Challenge America Fast-Track Grants! Deadline: April 11, 2018

The National Endowment for the Arts is accepting applications from small and midsize organizations for projects that extend the reach of the arts to underserved populations, including those whose opportunities to experience the arts are limited by geography, ethnicity, economics, or disability.
Challenge America grants:
  • Extend the reach of the arts to underserved populations.
  • Are limited to the specific types of projects outlined below.
  • Are for a fixed amount of $10,000 and require a minimum $10,000 match.
Grants are available only for:
  • Guest Artist project type, which refers to an arts event or events that will feature one or more guest artists. Guest artist activities are broad, and may include a festival; exhibition; literary reading; musical, theatrical, or multi-media performance; media screening; broadcast; or lecture.
  • Collaborative Marketing Campaigns, which may include unified promotion projects and/or cultural tourism projects incorporating the offerings of multiple institutions. Cultural tourism projects will market and promote cultural assets to enhance public engagement with arts and culture in communities and to populations that have been historically underserved.
  • Public Art Projects, community-based and professionally directed. See “Public Art Resources” for additional information.
For More Information:
Click here for the NEA Challenge Grant Program webpage. Challenge America Specialists can be reached at challengeamerica@arts.gov or 202-682-5700.

City of Portland Open Bids

Bid # Alternate Id Buyer Description Purchase Method Bid Opening Date Bid Holder List
00001105 Jeff Blade PORTLAND’S MARATHON Open Market 12/17/2018 04:00:00 PM List
00001102 Kimberly Whelan PUBLIC OPINION RESEARCH AND CONSULTING Open Market 01/04/2019 04:00:00 PM List
00001095 10010145 LUU HUYNH Notice of Intent to Award: BTS STORES INVENTORY Open Market 12/10/2018 04:00:00 PM List
00001092 Emmanuel Amunga HSIP 2016 SIGNALIZED IMPROVEMENTS (PORTLAND)- REBID Open Market 01/15/2019 02:00:00 PM List
00001090 Celeste King SUNNYSIDE NORTH RECONSTRUCTION AND GREEN STREETS (ALD-05) Open Market 01/17/2019 02:00:00 PM List
00001089 122764 James Moering ASSET MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE FOR FUTURE FUNDING NEEDS ASSESSMENT OF MAINTENANCE REHAB AND REPLACEMENT Open Market 12/21/2018 04:00:00 PM List
00001083 Kimberly Whelan STUDY OF DISABILITY ENGAGEMENT AND EQUITY IN PORTLAND Open Market 12/10/2018 04:00:00 PM List
00001081 Kimberly Whelan COLLECTION SYSTEMS FORCE MAIN EVALUATION PROGRAM Open Market 01/18/2019 04:00:00 PM List
00001080 123321 Adriana Lucas DAM 1 NEEDLE VALVES Open Market 12/21/2018 02:00:00 PM List
00001061 Scott Schneider INTEGRATED TAX SYSTEM SOFTWARE AND IMPLEMENTATION Open Market 12/20/2018 02:00:00 PM List
00001002 Theresa Green TRAFFIC SIGNAL MODULE REPLACEMENT PROJECT Open Market 12/17/2018 02:00:00 PM List

Harvard University Research Experiences for Undergraduates

Student&Prof SmallSpend your summer at Harvard University performing cutting-edge research in world-class laboratories. Focus on an in-depth research project while exploring multidisciplinary research topics and honing your science communication skills.

Participants are part of a large, diverse research community through organized and informal interactions with students, mentors, and faculty.  We provide a focused effort for mentoring and training undergraduates in several exciting branches of science and engineering, including biomaterials, materials science, nanotechnology, robotics, computer science, and energy and the environment. See the Program Details page for the REU program workshops, seminars and project deliverables. The Research Areas page describes the research centers or institutes that fund REU students. View previous research projects on the Participant Profiles page.

We are seeking undergraduates from chemistry, physics, biology, computer science, mathematics (applied and pure), statistics, and engineering. Students without prior research experience, including freshman and sophomore students, are especially encouraged to apply.

 

Click here to view the 2019 Flyer. 

Application Deadline is February 1, 2019.

Please click here to access the 2019 application.

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OHSU/PSU The School of Public Health Dean’s Scholarship Fund for Public Health

Dean’s Scholarship Fund
The School of Public Health
Scholarship Fund for Public Health invests in first generation students from historically
underserved, or otherwise marginalized groups.

Who can apply?

Undergraduate students: awardees will receive a scholarship of $5,000 annually for up to a total of $20,000 during their study.
 First generation students; no parent
has earned a Bachelor’s Degree.
 Newly admitted or returning
undergraduate students for
Academic Year 2018-2019
 Students who applied for or were
admitted to an undergraduate
program for Academic Year 2018-
2019. Students awaiting a decision
about acceptance to the
undergraduate program may also
apply.
 Minimum GPA of 2.5
 Full-time student
 US citizen, Permanent Resident, or
US non-citizen national

Graduate students pursuing a master’s degree: awardees will receive a scholarship of $10,000 annually for a total of up to $20,000 during their study.
 First generation students; no parent
has earned a Bachelor’s Degree.
 Newly admitted or returning
graduate students for Academic
Year 2018-2019
 Students who applied for Academic
Year 2018-2019 admission to a
graduate program. Students
awaiting a decision about
acceptance to the graduate
program may also apply.
 Minimum GPA of 3.0
 Enrolled or planning to enroll for a
minimum of 6 credits per term
(Fall/Winter/Spring)
 US citizen, Permanent Resident, or

US non-citizen national Graduate students pursuing a PhD degree: awardees will receive a scholarship of $15,000 annually up for renewal for a total of three years.
 First generation students; no parent
has earned a Bachelor’s Degree.
 Newly admitted or returning PhD
student for Academic Year 2018-
2019
 Students who applied for Academic
Year 2018-2019 admission to a PhD
program. Students awaiting a
decision about acceptance to the
PhD program may also apply.
 Enrolled for a minimum of 6 credits
per term (Fall/Winter/Spring)
 US citizen, Permanent Resident, or
US non-citizen national

 

How to apply?

Applications open October 1 st 2018 and must be submitted online before February 1 st 2019. Please email the School of Public Health for more information on deadlines and the online application link
(sphcomms@ohsu.edu) or visit our website (www.ohsu-psu-sph.org).

Ecotrust is hiring: Director of Food Equity — apply by December 3

Position Title: Director of Food Equity @ Ecotrust

Location: Portland, OR (or remotely from Seattle, WA)
Application Deadline: 
December 3, 2018

Anticipated Start Date: February 11, 2018

Salary Range: $75,000 – $90,000 DOE

Ecotrust seeks a new core member of our Food & Farms team to develop and drive forward food equity initiatives, manage our farm to institution body of work, develop staff, and oversee team operations. Joining the team at a time of transition and opportunity, the Director of Food Equity will report to and work hand in hand with the Vice President of Food & Farms to shape the strategic vision for the future of our food work, bringing fresh eyes to our farm to institution initiatives, and leading the program team in visioning and executing a stronger racial equity impact. The Director of Food Equity will be responsible for the operational success of the Food & Farms program, setting the vision and tone for team culture, management, and development, providing leadership around issues of food justice and access, stewarding programmatic resources, and ensuring strong program delivery and evaluation.

This is a full-time position covering the Pacific Northwest, based out of Portland or remotely from Seattle, and requires moderate travel. Read more about the position and how to apply here.

Native Financial Education Coalition Launches New Website/Resource Center

Today, the Native Financial Education Coalition officially launched its new website, which is designed to serve as a living online resource center for tribal leaders, financial education practitioners, researchers, policymakers, and other stakeholders interested in learning more about the state of Indian Country financial education and how to strengthen it.

The new NFEC site features a comprehensive array of resource components designed to keep site visitors up to speed on the latest information, research, data, best practices, and tools focused on this critical topic, including:

News & Updates ticker: featuring the latest news about Indian Country financial education, upcoming events, and new grant opportunities

Latest Research & Data: the ten most recent research- and data-based resources added to the NFEC site

Tools & Resources: Toolkits, handbooks, tip sheets, mobile apps, online financial education programs, and other useful online tools and resources

Research Catalogue: a comprehensive catalogue of research-based, grouped into nine main topic areas dealing with particular aspects of financial education, ranging from “Access to Capital & Credit” to “Taxation”

Help Us Grow Our Site: enabling site visitors to recommend that NFEC add specific new resources to the site.

To access the new NFEC website, please click here.

About NFEC: The National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) serves as the lead steward of the Native Financial Education Coalition, which was founded in 2000 as a result of a U.S. Department of Treasury initiative on financial literacy. NFEC’s mission is to (1) increase awareness of the need for adequate personal finance skills in Native communities, (2) build the capacity of tribal governments and Native organizations to provide financial education; and (3) support the efforts of Coalition partners and stakeholders to promote financial management skills through information sharing and collaboration

NCAI Contact Info: Tyesha Ignacio, Second-Year Wilma Mankiller Fellownfec@ncai.org

Nixyaawii Chamber of Commerce 2018 Gathering

Dear Nixyaawii Chamber of Commerce Member and Friends:
The Nixyaawii Chamber of Commerce will celebrate its 8th Annual Gathering at the Wildhorse
Resort & Casino on Wednesday, November 14th.
Each year, the Gathering brings together members, partners, Tribal representatives, and
community leaders to celebrate the contributions of the Nixyaawii Chamber of Commerce and
its members.

We leverage the financial and in-kind support of small businesses, members, and individuals to
host the Annual Gathering. We would not be able to host this event without the ongoing support
of our partners and sponsors that help advance our mission of assisting Native American-owned
and other businesses in the pursuit of self-sufficiency through business success.

We invite you to attend this event, also to support our event in one of two ways – by donating an
item for the raffle drawings or becoming an event sponsor! Once again, this year’s Gathering
will host a slot tournament where we have five (5) slot machine sponsorships available.

 Business Donations – items donated are displayed for the raffle ticket drawings
 Slot Machine Sponsor – $200 each with your business/logo placed on that slot
machine

All donors and sponsorships will be recognized in the Gathering program.

Board members will be reaching out to Chamber members to personally invite you and your
colleagues to join us! Also, we will be inquiring about potential raffle donations or Slot Machine
sponsorship. If you would like to RSVP or to make that commitment now, please email your
contribution pledge to nixyaawiichamber@live.com.

Please feel free to invite your colleagues, friends, and family to join our event.
On behalf of the Nixyaawii Chamber Board, we would like to thank you for your continued
support and we look forward to seeing you on November 14th!
Respectfully,

Preston Eagleheart
NCC Board President

46493 Mission Road #14, Pendleton, OR 97801

|nixyaawiichamber@live.com | www.nixyaawiichamber.com|

 

2018 Annual Gathering Flyer

Annual Gathering Donation Letter 2018

Oregon Health Authority Job Opening- Tribal Affairs Policy Analyst (Operations and Policy Analyst 3)

JOB CODE: OHA18-0886
CLOSING DATE/TIME: 11/27/18 11:59 PM
SALARY: $63,396.00 – $89,112.00 Annually
JOB TYPE: Permanent
LOCATION: Salem, Oregon

The Oregon Health Authority is modernizing and expanding their Tribal Affairs Department and
currently has a fantastic opportunity for a Policy Analyst with Tribal Affairs experience to join
an excellent team and work to advance their Traibal Affairs operations.
The Oregon Health Authority promotes health equity by developing policies and programs to
eliminate health disparities and reach health equity for all Oregonians.
What you will do!
As a Tribal Affairs Policy Analyst, you will work alongside the Tribal Affairs Director to
support the work of Tribal Affairs. You will work with Program Directors, and other staff within
the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) in the planning and implementation of policies and
programs impacting tribal members. You will also assist with evaluating program operations,
planning improvements and implementing changes in policy, procedures and rules.

In this role, your responsibilities will include: supporting policy analysis and implementation of
the Tribal Consultation Policy; identifying critical events, including-state plan amendments,
waivers and rules; compiling information; sending Dear Tribal Leaders Letters (DTLL); assisting
in scheduling consultation meetings; taking meeting minutes and providing any needed follow-
up; and collecting and reporting performance evaluation data including reporting for the OHA
Performance Management System.

Additionally, you will be involved in the following activities in a project management capacity:
policy compliance, you will review and track agency-wide rulemaking; reviewing upcoming
changes to rules on a bi-weekly basis; discussing changes and sharing information with OHA
staff and representatives from the I/T/U's as well as the Northwest Portland Area Indian Health
Board; plan with Rulemaking Coordinators for DTLLs, Rules Advisory Committees invitees and
consultation meetings.

This position will grant you the opportunity to participate in identified meetings and workgroups
and document and share meeting minutes for SB770 HHS Cluster Meetings, OHA Tribal
Monthly Meetings and Workgroup Meetings. You will assist to develop and maintain an OHA
Tribal Affairs Webpage to provide information on current and ongoing work and assist with
training state agency managers and employees who communicate with tribes.
What's in it for you?
Collaboration in an open office with a team of bright individuals to work with and learn from.

We offer full medical, vision and dental with paid sick leave, vacation, personal leave and ten
paid holidays per year. If you are a Policy Analyst with Tribal Affairs experience, don't delay,
apply today!

This is a full-time, permanent position that is classified as management services, non-supervisory

and is not represented by a union.

This position will be located in Salem at 500 Summer Street NE.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
A Bachelor's Degree in Business or Public Administration, Behavioral or Social Sciences,
Finance, Political Science or any degree demonstrating the capacity for the knowledge and skills;
and four years professional-level evaluative, analytical and planning experience involving Tribal
Affairs.

OR;

Any combination of experience and education equivalent to seven years of professional-level
evaluative, analytical and planning experience involving Tribal Affairs.
Note: Transcripts are required as part of our interview process if you are using education or
coursework to meet the minimum qualifications. Transcripts can be either be provided at the
time of application or during an in-person interview.
Transcripts must be from an accredited institution and clearly show 1) your name; 2) the
name and address of the institution; 3) the degree received; 4) conferred date; and 5) required
courses completed with a passing grade. For application purposes, photocopies are acceptable;
however official or original documents may be requested to validate education.

REQUESTED SKILLS:
 Experience working with Tribes and Tribal Organizations on health issues.
 Experience in facilitation, negotiation and building consensus among diverse constituents
with competing needs.
 Ability to build trust and effectively manage conflict.
 Strong listening skills and an ability to ask critical questions.
 Proven ability to work collaboratively with Oregon Tribes.
 Comfortable working independently.
 Experience dealing with complex, sensitive and confidential issues.
 Demonstrated skill in addressing politically challenging situations with tact, diplomacy
and sensitivity.
 Experience in promoting a culturally responsive and diverse work environment.

TO APPLY:

Please follow the link below to submit an official State Application. This step is REQUIRED if
you wish to be considered for this position.

https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/oregon/jobs/2257522/tribal-affairs-policy-analyst-operations-and-policy-analyst-3