POL Government Special Projects Youth Violence Prevention Grant Information
OYVP Grants and Partnerships

Gang Impacted Family Team


The Gang Impacted Family Team meets in February 2015. OYVP uses grants and partnerships to address the many facets of youth violence: youth activities, family environment, opportunities for safe activities.


Think Tank: Volunteer Research Program

The Office of Youth Violence Prevention has been contacted by several local university students wishing to volunteer their time in support of research associated with OYVP grant programs, including Street Level Gang Outreach Grant Program and the Gang Impacted Families Team Program. To take advantage of this valuable resource, we have developed the volunteer Think Tank research group.

If you are involved in graduate studies and would like more information about this program please contact us.


Grant Opportunities

The Office of Youth Violence Prevention has offered a number of small grants in past years for programs and or projects providing services to gang affected youth and their families within Portland. Please feel free to call us at 503-823-4180 to showcase your program. Please note that funding may not be immediately available. 

Street Level Gang Outreach Grant Program

The Street Level Gang Outreach Program, established in 2009, funds three nonprofit organizations that reach out to gang-affected young people and their families.


The program is based upon the best practice models recommended by the U.S. Bureau of Justice Administration: Boston Streetwork Program and Chicago Ceasefire Program. Grant funding is active, and all grantee positions are filled.


Gang Impacted Family Team

The Gang Impacted Family Team (GIFT) Coordinator Grant, established in 2013, works with a number of governmental and nonprofit organizations — including city, county, state and private nonprofit partners — to break youths' generational ties to gang activity, which can stem back generations. It is based upon the Cincinatti Initiative to Reduce Violence (CIRV) best practice model. 


Funding for this program comes from a Title II Formula Grant, awarded by the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, to the State Youth Development Council. Grant funding is active and the single grantee position is filled.


Black Male Achievement

The Black Male Achievement Portland Technical Services Grant was one of 11 awarded to cities nationwide in April 2013. The National League of Cities Institute for Youth, Education and Families selected the cities to receive assistance as they work to reduce disparities between black males and their peers.

Portland’s BMA program is sponsored directly through the Mayor’s Office; it was initially facilitated by Office of Youth Violence Prevention, and is now housed in the Office of Equity and Human Rights — both in Mayor Charlie Hales' portfolio. 


BMA Portland is an umbrella entity of over 20 entities, including City and County services, private for profit, private non-profit organizations and community. Following a two-year process of community engagement and visioning facilitated by OYVP, the black men who comprise BMA act as convener, facilitator, policy guide, and collective voice to push for change for the betterment of black men and boys.