Long Beach grants
Image credit: Dave Van Patten, The Sheep and the Goats (top left); Angela Willcocks, Boy (top right); Anna Bae, Charcoaled, (bottom left); Norma Haas Rose, Watts Towers (bottom right).
The Arts Council for Long Beach is proud to announce the 26 artists and arts organizations funded through its annual grant programs for 2016–2017.
The Long Beach Continuum of Care (CoC) has been awarded $7.6 million from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to continue providing services to those who are experiencing homelessness in Long Beach.
The City of Long Beach has received a $1 million U.S. Department of Labor grant to provide career training for 250 youth at risk of dropping out of high school, becoming involved in the criminal justice system, or already hampered by juvenile records.
The California Cultural and Historical Endowment (CCHE) has awarded Rancho Los Cerritos a grant to build a 1930s-style cottage on site.
The 900-square-foot cottage will serve as offices and security, allowing more of the Rancho’s historic adobe building to be open to the public.
The Long Beach Department of Public Works has been awarded a $4.5 million grant from the Caltrans Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) to improve traffic safety citywide throughout Long Beach.
“Traffic safety continues to be a priority in Long Beach,” said Mayor Robert Garcia.
Despite recent significant increases, the number of underrepresented minority (URM) students earning degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) continues to lag. To address this issue, California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) has received its second five-year $5.8 million grant.
Long Beach Police Department. Photo by Barbara Holbrook, Everything Long Beach
The Long Beach Police Department has been awarded a $400,000 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) for a year-long program of special enforcements and public awareness efforts to prevent traffic related deaths and injuries.
The Port of Long Beach will hold four public workshops to discuss funding priorities for a new $46.4 million program to lessen the impacts of Port-related pollution on the community.
Potential grant applicants and others are invited to attend.
The Long Beach Police Department (LBPD) has been awarded a two-year, $600,000 grant from the California Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC) to strengthen police-community relations and help ensure fair and impartial policing throughout Long Beach neighborhoods.
The Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has received a $1 million grant from Kaiser Permanente to enhance the HEAL (Healthy Eating Active Living) Zone Initiative, which supports healthier neighborhoods and healthier people in North Long Beach.