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Port Offers Community Grants Workshop

Learn how to apply for stormwater, water quality funding on April 25

April 18, 2018


The Port of Long Beach is hosting a workshop this month for local groups seeking grants to fund stormwater and water quality projects that improve the waters of San Pedro Bay.
See the presentation from the workshop.

A presentation for potential applicants will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 25, in the first-floor Board Room of the Port Interim Administrative Offices, 4801 Airport Plaza Drive, Long Beach 90815.

The Port has allocated $3 million for the Community Grants Program this year. Overall, the Board of Harbor Commissioners has approved $46 million for the program, which is designed to help those in the community who are most vulnerable to port-related impacts.

So far, $3.7 million has been awarded under the Port’s Community Grants Program. Including money awarded under a previous grant program, the Port of Long Beach has given $22 million for community mitigation and committed almost $65 million, more than any seaport in the nation.

Eligible projects for the 2018 solicitation include:

  • Projects that enhance water quality, flood management, water supply and other benefits such as better air quality, enhanced recreational opportunities, reduction of urban “heat island” effects, etc.
  • Stormwater infiltration and retention
  • Stormwater capture and reuse
  • Conventional stormwater treatment

While groups anywhere in the city of Long Beach are available for grant funding, a priority will be given for projects downtown and in areas extending north along Interstate 710, including parts of Wilmington, Carson, Compton and Paramount.

More information on the grant program is available at www.polb.com/grants. The workshop will be broadcast live at www.polb.com/webcast.

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