Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon Portland Community College

Culture and Belonging Grants


  • The following position classifications are eligible to apply:
    • Full-time Academic Professional
    • Full-time Classified
    • Full-time Confidential
    • Full-time Faculty
    • Full-time Management
    • Part-time Faculty with a multi-year contract
  • A maximum of three (3) employees per department can be awarded to attend the same activity.
  • Staff can only be awarded a Culture and Beloning Grant once every 2 years

Awards are dependent upon funding available and number of eligible applicants.

Requirements and Criteria

  • The application needs to be complete.
  • The activity should have the ability to:
    • create an inclusive culture & reduce harm
    • generate a culture of reciprocity
    • develop one’s awareness of restorative practices
    • support anti-racism and anti-oppressive practices
    • amplify underrepresented voices
    • demonstrate impact/outcomes for the PCC community
  • Describe how information and knowledge gained will be shared with your team and/or department.
  • Priority will be given to staff who have not received funding in the past five years


Please email InclusiveLearning@pcc.edu with any questions.


Application Process
  1. Obtain your supervisor’s approval prior to completing the application.
  2. Review the eligibility to ensure you are eligible to apply.
  3. Complete and submit your application within a reasonable time frame so you can obtain the early bird rate for conference registration fees. The college expects all employees to do their best to obtain competitive, reasonable rates for lodging and airfare. If conference travel is at a distance, travelers may travel the day before and stay the night of the last day of the conference to avoid traveling outside of usual work hours. Any costs associated with a time period outside of the details above are considered personal expenses and are not covered by Perkins funds
  4. Applications will be reviewed for eligibility and criteria. Please see below for details regarding what is required in the application form.
  5. Notifications will be sent to applicants on the last business day of the month.
Application Form Overview

The Culture and Belonging Grant application consists of four (4) sections.

  1. Eligibility
  2. Applicant information
  3. Activity details
  4. Goals and Outcomes