PDX Clean Energy Fund

Dozens of Portland nonprofits are poised to become the first recipients of a massive, voter-approved program that seeks to bankroll clean energy projects and jobs geared toward the city’s historically marginalized communities.

Constructing Hope, a Black-led apprenticeship program in Northeast Portland, requested $500,000 to help 50 low-income people of color and women start careers in the skilled construction trades, including weatherization and solar installation.