Friday, July 13, 2012

POLB to Hold Community Grants Workshop

The Port of Long Beach will hold a public workshop at 6 pm, Thurs., July 26, to discuss revisions to its grant programs that address the health impacts of port-related air pollution.

Attendees can learn about possible updates to the guidelines for two port community grant programs: Schools and Related Sites, and Health Care and Senior Facilities.

The workshop will be held at the Miller Family Health Education Center, 3820 Cherry Ave., Long Beach, 90807. Potential grant applicants and other stakeholders are invited to attend.

The meeting is being held in advance of future grant application opportunities and the changes will impact future grant opportunities expected later this year.

Long Beach’s Port Community Mitigation Grant Programs are designed to improve community health by lessening the impacts of port-related air pollution, and to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases. The community programs primarily address air pollution risks to vulnerable groups including children and seniors. Examples of projects that have received grants include air-filtration systems at schools and daycare centers, and health outreach programs for families and seniors.

Those who can’t attend the workshop, but have comments or questions about the grant programs can e-mail , and more information on the Port Mitigation Grant Programs can be found at