Skate Like a Girl Portland is committed to providing access to programs to all people in our community. Skate Like a Girl welcomes people of all ages, races, ethnicity, religions, abilities, and socioeconomic backgrounds.
Based on established guidelines and to the extent possible, Skate Like a Girl provides Financial Assistance to anyone desiring to participate in our programs, events, and other activities. While we are committed to serving everyone, we depend on membership and program fees, volunteers, and donations to support our services.
Who is eligible for Financial Assistance?
Anyone is eligible to apply for Financial Assistance. Awards are based on a sliding scale that considers household size and income. Extenuating circumstances, including extraordinary economic challenges, may also be considered.
How is the amount of Financial Assistance determined?
Financial Assistance is awarded on a percentage basis based on federal guidelines issued by the United States Department of Health and Human Services. These guidelines take into account the household size and income of all household members.
How long does Financial Assistance last?
Financial Assistance is granted for a defined time period of 1 year after the first day assistance begins. After this period, applicants may reapply.
HOW TO APPLY FOR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE:
1. Complete the Financial Assistance application below. List all individuals residing at the household address, regardless of whether they will or will not be participating in Skate Like a Girl programs.
2. Include documentation of all sources of income for all household members, regardless of whether they will be participating. Acceptable forms of documentation include:
Documentation of child recieving Free or Reduced Lunch at school
Two months of recent pay stubs from an employer
Current unemployment benefits statement
If self-employed, current profit and loss statement or balance sheet and two months of bank statements
Child Support verification
SSA or SSI award letter
Statement of monthly pension, annuity, and/or all other retirement income
DSHS or TANF award letter detailing cash and food assistance, including the household income page (supplemented with other income or work source letter)
3. You will hear back about the status of your application within 15 business days via email, including instructions on how to register for programs. If you do not hear back from us, we may be experiencing a high volume of applications. Please feel free to reach out to confirm your Financial Assistance status if you have not heard back from us.