Vancouver iTech Preparatory students pose in front of their 2021 community fund, Grattix project.

VANCOUVER, Wash. – The Port of Vancouver USA has a community fund program to support projects and programs that align with the port’s mission of trade promotion, tourism generation, economic development and workforce development.

The port has budgeted $5,000 for the program in 2022. Through a competitive application process, the port will award funds to one or more projects that meet program goals and are located within port district boundaries.

“The port awarded funds to three terrific projects in 2020-21 and we are glad we have a program in place to provide some financial help,” said Julie Rawls, Community Relations Manager. “We are making funds available again in 2022 and are excited to see what kind of projects we can assist.” 

The program overview and application are currently available on the port’s website and submittals are due Monday, January 31, 2022.  Successful applications have one year from the date of the award to spend the funds. In 2020-21 the port awarded funds to Clark College International Day, Vancouver Public Schools Career and Technical Education and Partners in Careers. 


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