LADWP Awards $820K in Grants for Educational Programs
|LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) today announced the award of more than $820,000 in grants to seven school-based community organizations for educational partnership programs focusing on water and energy conservation. The educational grants are estimated to help the non-profit groups reach over 47,500 Los Angeles students in order to affect positive behavior change in their communities.
“One of the easiest ways to change behaviors is by actively engaging our community’s youth,” LADWP’s Nancy Sutley said. “We live in a city of four million people, and supplying reliable water and power to all our residents into the future will require a permanent conservation mindset amongst Angelenos. LADWP is committed to supporting the outstanding projects of school and community organizations that are working to educate the next generation about sustainability. We look forward to seeing the results of the projects during the school year.”
The grants were awarded to non-profit organizations for a variety of educational programs that involve teacher training and hands-on experiential learning for students with the objective to help them better understand important environmental concepts beneficial in reducing the use of water and electricity.
“Through these partnerships with non-profit agencies, LADWP assists our teachers in further developing conservation lessons and science education within the classroom and beyond,” said LA Unified’s Chief Facilities Executive Mark Hovatter. “We appreciate the support of these groups and appreciate LADWP’s generous funding to ensure their good work can continue.”
The 2016 LADWP Educational Grant Award recipients and projects are as follows:
LADWP believes the non-profit community plays a vital role in helping Los Angeles to become the greenest big city in America. In 2015, LADWP awarded 20 grants totaling $1.08 million, featuring one grant per each of the 15 Los Angeles City Council districts and four grants that served multiple areas of the City. Typically, the LADWP-funded grant programs reach nearly 75,000 people over the course of one year, with up to 10,000 directly engaged in conversations, presentations, surveys or other activities that provide actionable information on how we each can save energy and water in homes and businesses.
To learn more about LADWP’s grant making efforts visit: https://www.ladwp.com/ladwp/faces/wcnav_externalId/c-sm-non-prof-oppo