Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Port of Long Beach Seeks Grant Recipients

By Karen Robes Meeks

The Port of Long Beach wants to hear from communities that could benefit from the next round of its Community Grants Program funding. The program seeks to improve the lives of those affected by port operations.

The port will host three public workshops this month to hear from stakeholders. The meetings will take place:

• 6 to 7 p.m. Oct. 25 at First Congregational Church, 241 Cedar Ave.

• 6 to 7 p.m. Oct. 26 at the Michelle Obama Library, 5870 Atlantic Ave.

• 10 to 11 a.m. Oct. 28 at Silverado Park, 1545 W. 31st St.

“The Community Grants Program is designed to help those most impacted by port operations,” said Harbor Commission President Lou Anne Bynum. “We’re off to a good start, but it’s important to get more input from our neighbors to make this the best program possible.”

The port used last year’s feedback to choose the nine air filtration projects the Harbor Commission agreed to fund on Monday.

Email grants@polb.com to RSVP for a workshop or submit comments.