The Port of Long Beach will host three public workshops this month to help determine the next round of funding priorities for the Community Grants Program.
Potential grant applicants and others are invited to attend. The workshop times and locations are:
- 6-7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 25, at First Congregational Church, 241 Cedar Ave.
- 6-7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26, at Michelle Obama Library, 5870 Atlantic Ave.
- 10-11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, at Silverado Park, 1545 W. 31st St.
Port staff used feedback collected last year to select air filtration projects for the first program grants this year. Harbor Commissioners on Monday awarded $743,631 in grants to fund nine projects that will improve the health of children, seniors and other vulnerable populations who live near the Port.
“The Community Grants Program is designed to help those most impacted by port operations,” said Harbor Commission President Lou Anne Bynum. “We’re off to a good start, but it’s important to get more input from our neighbors to make this the best program possible.”
The Community Grants Program is an unprecedented effort started in 2016 to lessen the Port of Long Beach’s impacts on the community. Over the next 12 to 15 years, the Port plans to invest $46.4 million toward community-based projects that reduce our impacts on air quality, traffic, noise, and water quality. See the program fact sheet here.
For those who cannot attend the workshops this month, but have comments or questions about the grant program, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please RSVP using the same address.
More information about the Port Community Grants Program is at www.polb.com/grants.