East Multnomah County
Common Application Pilot Program

Project Overview

To assist applicants with more streamlined access to multiple community programs, Multnomah County is launching a pilot project for a Common Services Application, which will allow the community to apply to up to four (4) programs with one central application. Multnomah County has partnered with the following Community Based Organizations (CBO) to facilitate the application process:

Need Support?

Please work with your referral CBO for any language needs and help with your application. Contact FORWARD at 1-855-582-3973 with any technical issues.

Programs and Services Provided

These are the four (4) programs and the services that will be provided:

Connecting Communities provides services for individuals with disabilities who have language and/or literacy barriers. Participants receive services essential to their employment success. Our program offers workshops for job application completion, mock interviews, resume building, English classes, computer classes and help to find and retain employment.

Healthy Families is for families who are pregnant or caring for a newborn baby. It supports you in your new role as a loving parent to your child. It­­­ focuses on positive parenting, early learning and healthy child development. 

Meals on Wheels are nutritious meals that are delivered Monday through Thursday between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

The Maternal, Child and Family Health Services program provides a range of services to help support women, men and families who are pregnant or parenting young children.

  • This program provides support for first time parents.

Our Community Builders Program serves elderly and/or disabled low-income homeowners that reside in the City of Portland.

  • This program provides free home repairs to qualified seniors and adults with disabilities. 


The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) provides Federal grants to States for supplemental foods, health care referrals, and nutrition education for low-income pregnant, breastfeeding, and non-breastfeeding postpartum women, and to infants and children up to age five who are found to be at nutritional risk. The Oregon WIC Program is administered by the Oregon Health Authority.

Frequently Asked Questions

FORWARD has extensive experience administering programs across the nation .

  • All programs are for residents of Multnomah County
  • Healthy Family-Asthma requires all applicants to be covered under the Oregon Health Plan
  • Weatherization program requires that applicants make less than $2,265 a month

Applicants are encouraged to apply with a participating CBO. However, qualifying individuals may apply through FORWARD. 

FORWARD will submit applications to all selected programs on the applicants behalf. Please note that the organizations will then be contacting the applicants directly to continue their application process for those specific programs. This does not guarantee approval for the selected programs. 

FORWARD Online Application Tutorials

FORWARD Online Application Tutorials

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Program Partners

Multnomah County and FORWARD are partnering with the following local community organizations to help you apply to the Common Application Pilot. Connect with any of our partners below to receive assistance: 

Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization
(503) 234-1541

Latino Network
(503) 283-6881

Rahab's Sisters
(971) 208-3176

Rockwood Community Development Corporation
(503) 847-9163

Slavic Community Center
(971) 238-4687

Yasuke Pharm

FORWARD is administering the Common Application Pilot Project on behalf of Multnomah County. 

FORWARD is the leading Integrated Program Administration solution that incorporates all essential components, people and technology into a single streamlined workflow to effectively, securely, and equitably administer critical resources to help communities thrive.