Capacity Building Recovery Assistance

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Program Overview

Clackamas Workforce Partnership (CWP) is one agency administering the Clackamas County Nonprofit Capacity Building Recovery Assistance Program (CBRA). CWP will offer qualified non-profit 501(c)(3) or 501 (c)(19) organizations technical assistance and up to $80,000 in assistance payments toward capacity building efforts to help strengthen those that have been negatively impacted by the effects of COVID-19 pandemic. Assistance payments will be tailored to address: decreased revenue (e.g., from donations and fees), financial insecurity, increased costs (e.g., uncompensated increases in service need), capacity to weather hardship, challenges covering payroll, rent or mortgage, and other operating costs.

As an intermediary, CWP will provide assistance payments, organizational technical assistance and strengthening to at least 8 nonprofits to build their resiliency and provide capacity building support so that they can better serve communities negatively impacted by COVID-19 in Clackamas County, Oregon. Technical assistance may include but is not limited to: evaluation of wages and benefits, develop strategies to increase worker engagement, adopt more accessible hiring and onboarding practices, increase the level of training and advancement opportunities available to staff, resource development strategies, equity consultations, and service capacity strategies.

This program is made possible by funding from Clackamas County’s Equity & Inclusion Office (EIO).

Ineligible Organizations

  • Passive real estate holding companies and others holding passive investments.
  • Non-profit entities that do not have federal 501(c)(3) or 501 (c)(19) status.
  • Organizations with 151 or more employees
  • Organization’s annual operating budget is $20 million or more
  • Non-profit entities that are delinquent on federal, state or local taxes that were due before April 1, 2020.
  • Non-profit entities not in compliance with all federal, state and local laws and regulations.
  • Non-profit entities without principal operations in Clackamas County.
  • Non-profit entities not registered to do business in Oregon (Secretary of State Business Registry verification).
  • For profit businesses.

Basic Eligibility Requirements

  • Must have a physical office and offer services within Clackamas County, Oregon (Note: Organizations can offer additional services outside of the County.)
  • Must be registered with federal 501(c)(3) or 501(c)(19) status
  • Must be registered as a non-profit with the State of Oregon
  • Must be registered as a non-profit with Clackamas County, Oregon
  • Organization may only have 1-150 employees
  • Non-profit entities can not be delinquent on federal, state or local taxes that were due before April 1,2020
  • Organization’s annual operating budget must be less than $20 million.

Given the limited number of resources, CWP will only be able to fund one request per organization. 

Due to the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on these populations, priority will be given to Clackamas County CBO’s and nonprofits that serve: Women, Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC), First Nations and Tribal Members, Immigrant and non-native English speakers, LGBTQ+ identified, People with Disabilities, Veterans, Youth, Communities impacted by persistent poverty, Rural communities.

Request for Application

Application is Closed. Thank you for those who applied.

Questions? Contact Us.

If you are looking for additional program information, please get in touch with our team. 

Brent Balog |

Bryan Fuentez |