Learn how to apply for energy efficiency, solar power funding

The Community Grants Program is a $46 million investment in projects to reduce impacts on air quality, traffic, noise, and water quality. No other U.S. seaport has voluntarily committed as much funding for community-based environmental mitigation. Pictured here is the 2022 groundbreaking for a stormwater capture and reuse project at Rancho Los Cerritos, which received a Port community grant to help fund the project.
The Community Grants Program is a $46 million investment in projects to reduce impacts on air quality, traffic, noise, and water quality. No other U.S. seaport has voluntarily committed as much funding for community-based environmental mitigation. Pictured here is the 2022 groundbreaking for a stormwater capture and reuse project at Rancho Los Cerritos, which received a Port community grant to help fund the project.

Is your organization considering an energy efficiency or solar power generation project? You may qualify for funding through the Port of Long Beach Community Grants Program.

Two workshops covering how to put together a proposal will be held next month:

Qualifying entities serve sensitive populations, including seniors, pregnant women, children, and those with asthma or chronic illnesses. Workshops will be recorded, and those who cannot attend can email questions to grants@polb.com.

Later this year, the Port will solicit programs to receive funding. The Community Grants Program is a more than $46 million effort designed to help those in the community who are most vulnerable to port-related impacts. Combined with a previous program started in 2009, the Port of Long Beach has set aside more than $65 million, making it the largest voluntary port mitigation initiative in the country. To date, $36.5 million has been committed.

Guidelines for the three programs of the Community Grants Program – Community Health, Community Infrastructure, and Facility Improvements – can be found on the Port website at www.polb.com/grants.

The Port of Long Beach is one of the world’s premier seaports, a gateway for trans-Pacific trade and a trailblazer in goods movement and environmental stewardship. With 175 shipping lines connecting Long Beach to 217 seaports, the Port handles $200 billion in trade annually, supporting more than 575,000 Southern California jobs.

Program Contact: Jennifer Williams, Environmental Specialist Associate, (562) 283-7133, grants@polb.com.

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