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).
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.