Port of Vancouver USA Creates New Community Fund Program

By Karen Robes Meeks

The Port of Vancouver USA has developed a new community fund program to support projects that promote trade, tourism and jobs in the region.

The port has set aside $5,000 for the first year of the program, which will be used to fund projects and programs within the port district.

“Over the years, the port has received requests from school groups and others to help with educational and development programs, but we have never had a mechanism to provide assistance,” said port Chief External Affairs Officer Ryan Hart. “We hope this new program will allow some very deserving projects in our community to move forward and we’re excited to see what kind of applications we receive.” Visit https://www.portvanusa.com/community/community-fund/ for more information on the program and to download application form. Application must be submitted by Feb. 7. The port is expected to name award recipients by Feb. 28.

By Sarah Spangler