LADWP Adds $180,000 to its Community Partnership Grants Program to Fund Two Additional Water Conservation Projects
Los Angeles – The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) announces the addition of two water conservation-specific grants to its Community Partnership Grants program for local non-profit organizations. The grants are to encourage new community outreach and public education activities via non-traditional web-based and in-person communication strategies that focus on underserved, hard to reach communities among LADWP residential and commercial customers. The objective of the outreach is to engage LADWP residential and business customers on improving their energy and water efficiency and to help reduce their utility bills.
With the addition of these two new citywide water conservation grants at $90,000 each, LADWP is now offering nineteen grants totaling $990,000. Seventeen previously announced grants are available for combined energy efficiency and water conservation projects; one is available per council district at $45,000 each. The remaining two are available on an at-large basis: one at-large Peer Facilitator grant at $45,000, and one at-large energy efficiency grant at $90,000.
LADWP is currently seeking applicants for these grants through February 21, 2014. Applications are available at www.ladwp.com/np.
The current portfolio of nineteen available grants represents the third round of funding for LADWP’s Community Partnership Grants program, which has built upon the success of the initial American Recovery and Reinvestment Act -funded grants and the second grant cycle funded through LADWP last year. To date, the grants have provided $2.2 million in funding for 49 education projects and have reached tens of thousands of residents and businesses.