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Environmental Grants Webcasts Now Online

First awards to fund health programs, new air filters

May 12, 2017


The Port of Long Beach held public workshops on April 19, May 10 and May 25 for the first round of a new, $46.4 million program created to help communities most affected by goods movement in San Pedro Bay. Webcasts of the workshops and the presentations are now available online.

Workshops about this year’s call for applications cover health programs for asthma and air filters for schools, day-care centers and other facilities:


If you have questions, please email grants@polb.com.

The solicitations are part of the first round of the Port Community Grants Program. The funding will be distributed over the next 12 to 15 years and adds to the $18.2 million awarded under a previous grant program, making the total commitment to the community almost $65 million. No other port authority in the country has voluntarily committed as much money to community-based mitigation.

Learn more about the grant program by viewing the fact sheet, or visiting www.polb.com/grants. Sign up for email updates for the program at www.polb.com/subscribe.

Photo caption: An attendee offers input on priorities for the Port Community Grants Program during an October 2016 workshop at the Michelle Obama Neighborhood Library.

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