Technical Solutions Fund Application

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Grounded Solutions Network
September 2017 Update: All 2017 TSF funds have been allocated. Stay tuned for a new and improved funding opportunity for 2018! 

Please contact Beth Sorce at or 503.493.1000 x6 with any questions at this time.

Program Overview: Grounded Solutions Network created the Technical Solutions Fund with the goal of solving technical problems and enhancing program sustainability for our members, who administer programs that keep homes and community assets affordable for the long term. Award types include technical assistance services, training delivery, peer exchange stipends and grants. Through the Technical Solutions Fund, Grounded Solutions seeks to support members in three main areas: Sustainability & Growth, Program Design & Improvement, and Advocacy & Event Sponsorships. These areas reflect the intersection of common member requests and Grounded Solutions’ strategic priorities.  


Eligibility: All Grounded Solutions members with an established program are eligible to apply – including community land trusts; shared equity homeownership programs; and, nonprofit organizations and municipalities administering inclusionary housing or other long-term affordable housing programs that support inclusive communities. While all members are eligible to apply, note that all Technical Solutions Fund awards must be made to organizations (and not individuals).

Please click here to download the full program description, eligibility requirements and review criteria.  We strongly recommend you download this document and use it as a reference as you complete this application.

Applicant Information

Proposal Narrative

The Technical Support Fund has a limited annual budget, and as such, awards are evaluated based on alignment with Grounded Solutions’ strategic priorities, areas of capacity, and the applicants’ demonstrated need and urgency for an intervention.  Please answer the following questions with this in mind.

Proposal Information

In general, Technical Solutions Fund awards will begin at least 8 weeks after submission, so applicants should request start dates 8-12 weeks after their initial submission date.  If selected, Grounded Solutions staff will follow up with you to finalize the timing of your award.

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