After youth votes selected the five winning projects in July 2023, organizations are moving forward with making them happen.
Project implementation must be completed by the end of 2024.
Participatory Budgeting Oregon is requesting proposals from organizations interested in an $80,000 opportunity to carry out a youth-driven project that will provide direct resources to unhoused or unstably housed youth. Application deadline is February 5, 2024. More details are available in this announcement and in the application (Google Docs).
Participatory Budgeting Oregon (PB Oregon) initially selected five organizations in 2023 to collaborate with youth to design, budget, and implement projects in the following categories:
Youth Health Services
Housing & Homeless Services
Youth Public Art
Youth Recreation & Cultural Programs
APANO, Day One Tech, Friends of Noise, Hey Doc Clinic and Portland'5 were selected to participate as mentors and facilitators for a youth-led project development phase.