Port of Long Beach to Host Environmental Grants Workshops
2017-04-17 · By Editor
The Port of Long Beach invites the public to attend workshops next week for the first round of a new, $46.4 million program created to help communities most affected by goods movement in San Pedro Bay.
Two workshops about this year’s call for applications — which cover health programs for asthma and air filters for schools, day-care centers and other facilities — will be held on Wednesday, April 19, at the Port of Long Beach Interim Administrative Offices, 4801 Airport Plaza Drive:
- Air filters from 2-3 p.m.
- Health programs from 3:30-4:30 p.m.
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.