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The 2020 Community Technology Grants funding cycle has closed. Check back in October 2020 for information on the 2021 funding cycle.

Background

The funding for the MHCRC’s Community Grants program is made possible by local government’s ability to negotiate franchise agreements with companies that use the public rights-of-way for delivery of cable video services.  The cities of Fairview, Gresham, Portland, Troutdale and Wood Village and Multnomah County created the Mt. Hood Cable Regulatory Commission (“MHCRC”) to regulate the franchise agreements and manage the public benefit resources provided under those agreements. The MHCRC receives dedicated funds from Comcast, Frontier, and CenturyLink and allocates the funds to serve the public interest.  The Community Grants program is administered by the City of Portland Office for Community Technology.