Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Port of LA Awards $1 Million in Grants

By Karen Robes Meeks

The Port of Los Angeles announced on Thursday the recipients of its fiscal year 2019/20 Community Investment Sponsorship Program. Thirty local groups have been awarded a total of $1 million in grants. The program funds community projects that promote the development of a local workforce, education, the environment and the Los Angeles Waterfront.

Recipients included EXP for its Preparing the Next Generation Workforce Program, the Los Angeles Maritime Institute for its Topsail Youth Program, and the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Los Angeles Harbor for its Port Ocean and Land Awareness Program, as well as Beacon House Association of San Pedro and Clean Wilmington.

“The Port’s Community Investment Sponsorship Program continues to serve as an important vehicle to support innovative and promising local projects in the Los Angeles Harbor area,” said Port Executive Direction Gene Seroka. “We’re proud to support programs like these that are truly making a difference in our Port communities.”