Deschutes County Commissioners awarded NeighborImpact $2.4 million in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds to apply toward the construction of a new food program warehouse. NeighborImpact plans a 10,000 square foot structure. The food program will use the existing warehouse for emergency distribution. Commenting on the project’s significance, Commissioner Phil Chang said, “Many families are struggling to make ends meet. The food bank is a lifeline for those people, and we need to increase itsRead More >

NeighborImpact has remaining funds, provided by a Community Development Block Grant awarded to the City of Madras by Business Oregon, for small businesses and microenterprises that were financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. NeighborImpact submitted the Community Development Block Grant application and administers the program on behalf of Madras. The small business grants, of up to $20,000 each, incentivized retaining low-income jobs throughout the pandemic. The first round of funds directly supported the retention ofRead More >

Central Oregon— The 20th Annual NeighborImpact Empty Bowls fundraising event will take place on November 7, 2021 at the Coats Campus Center at Central Oregon Community College. After choosing a handcrafted bowl from the bowl room, attendees will enjoy live music and a delicious lunch of soup or chili prepared and served by students at the Cascade Culinary Institute at COCC, as well as homemade bread, refreshments, and dessert. Empty Bowls is an internationally recognized eventRead More >

Central Oregon— NeighborImpact provided grant writing services and technical assistance in the securing of a grant for $1.5 million in CDBG funding, with the City of Madras contributing an additional $300,000, to be awarded to the City of Madras for property acquisition, design and construction of a proposed homeless service center. The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program provides grant funds to cities and counties to upgrade public infrastructure, develop community facilities and provide essential servicesRead More >