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North Long Beach Grants Workshop Announced

Learn about funding for park, air filtration, energy-efficiency projects

March 12, 2019

The Port of Long Beach is hosting a Community Grants Program workshop this month for North Long Beach groups interested in applying for grants for park space, air filtration and energy efficiency projects.

The presentation for potential applicants will be held from 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday, March 21, at the District 9 Field Office, 6509 Gundry Ave., Long Beach 90805.

The workshop is in addition to two previously announced events. Two workshops will be held this Wednesday at the Port of Long Beach Interim Administrative Offices, 4801 Airport Plaza Drive, Long Beach 90815. The first workshop, at 1 p.m., will cover indoor air filtration and energy-efficiency projects, and another, at 2 p.m., parks and open space projects.
 
The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners has approved more than $46 million for the Community Grants Program, which is designed to help those in the community who are most vulnerable to port-related impacts. The grants program is divided into three areas of focus: Community Health, Facility Improvements and Community Infrastructure. This year’s solicitations will seek eligible projects under the Community Infrastructure Program (parks and open space) and the Facilities Improvements Program (air filtration and energy efficiency). More information can be found here.
 
This year, proposed projects must be located in the priority zone, identified as the area most impacted by port operations. It starts in downtown Long Beach and extends north along Interstate 710 and includes parts of Wilmington, Carson, Compton and Paramount.
 
More than $8 million has been awarded under the Community Grants Program. Including money awarded under a previous grant program started in 2009, the Port of Long Beach has given about $25.8 million for community-centered environmental grants and committed almost $65 million, more than any seaport in the nation.
 
To RSVP, email grants@polb.com or call (562) 283-7133.
 
For more information on the grant program, go to www.polb.com/grants.

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