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Health Grant Applicant Workshops Set Wed., Thu.

$5 million program; meetings to help help groups, facilities apply

October 11, 2010

Workshops for the new Port of Long Beach health grant program will be held Wednesday, Oct. 20; Thursday, Oct. 21; and Thursday, Oct. 28 to provide technical assistance to prospective applicants. The $5 million community grant program is designed to help medical centers, senior facilities and organizations improve health by limiting exposure to air pollution and increasing health awareness in areas of Long Beach closest to the Port and its trade corridors.

Three workshops are scheduled in Long Beach to help people apply for funding:

  • Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2-3:30 p.m., Cesar Chavez Park, 401 Golden Ave. 90802
  • Thursday, Oct. 21, 6-7:30 p.m., Miller Family Health Education Center, 3820 Cherry Ave., 90807
  • Thursday, Oct. 28, 6-7:30 p.m., Mark Twain Library, 1401 E. Anaheim St., 90813
In this, the second round of Port Grant Programs, the Port is reaching out to medical centers, convalescent homes and other health-care sites to reduce indoor air pollution. Health organizations and agencies are also invited to seek funding for outreach and screening programs that address respiratory and cardiopulmonary issues.

The first round of the Port's community grants recently announced nearly $5 million in aid to local schools and day-care facilities.

As with the schools grants, health-grant funding would be concentrated in zones of Long Beach closest to the Port.

The Health Care and Seniors Facilities Program is designed to help the individuals most vulnerable to the health effects of air pollution, such as children and the elderly. See the Port Mitigation Grant Programs fact sheet.

Grant applications and guidelines for the Health Care and Seniors Facilities Grant Program and more information are available at www.polb.com/healthgrants. Or contact us at grants@polb.com or 1-888-789-GRANT (1-888-789-4726).

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