LADWP Awards 21 Local Non-Profit Organizations $1,170,000
in Grants for Energy & Water Conservation Education & Awareness
LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) has awarded $1,170,000 in grants to 21 local non-profit organizations to promote energy efficiency and water conservation as part of its Community Partnership Grants program.
Ranging from $45,000 to $90,000 each, the grants were awarded to Los Angeles-based organizations for the purpose of creatively reaching diverse communities, encouraging them to reduce their energy and water use to benefit the environment and help lower their utility bills. The selected grant recipients will target a broad cross-section of residential and commercial customers across the City of Los Angeles. They will reach communities through multiple languages including English, Spanish and Armenian among others and several will work with the City’s youth to help spread the word. These grants also expand the organizational capacity of the awarded groups, helping them develop expertise on important topics and contributing to local economic development.
“These substantial grants are an investment in education and awareness that will help us encourage more of our customers to conserve electricity and water as we transition to a more sustainable energy supply and deal with severe drought conditions,” said LADWP General Manager Marcie Edwards. “Continued conservation by all of our customers will be critical to the City’s long-term sustainability. The good news is the customers we reach will be able to take advantage of rebates and incentive programs already in place to help them reduce their water and electricity use and manage their utility costs at the same time.”
The community partnership grants are one part of a comprehensive package of energy efficiency and water conservation programs offered by LADWP that will help meet the Department’s goal of reducing energy consumption among customers by up to 15% by 2020 and further increase water conservation by customers.
The current portfolio of 21 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. Including this round, the grants will have provided over $3 million in funding for 70 education and outreach projects designed to reach tens of thousands of residents and businesses.
2014-15 Grant Recipients
Instituto de Educacion Popular del Sur de California (IDEPSCA)
Etta Israel Center
Pacific Lodge Youth Services
Los Angeles Conservation Corps
Community Enhancement Services
Initiating Change in our Neighborhoods – Community Development Corporation
FAME Assistance Corporation
Community Development Technologies Center (CDTech)
Santa Monica Bay Restoration Foundation
Build Worksource Center
Anahuak Youth Sports Association
LTSC Community Development Corporation
Gang Alternatives Program
Special Service for Groups
LA Community Garden Council
Los Angeles Neighborhood Land Trust