Grant Opportunities

FY 2022-23: Port Of Los Angeles Community Investment Grant Program (United

FY 2022-23: Port Of Los Angeles Community Investment Grant Program (United

Deadline: 9-May-22

Applications are now open for Port of Los Angeles FY 2022/23 Community Investment Grant Program. This program funds initiatives, programs and events that benefit the communities of the LA Harbor, promote the LA Waterfront and help support the Port’s goals related to international trade, the environment, sustainability, public safety and security.

The Port of Los Angeles (Port) Community Investment Grant Program (Program) creates a funding opportunity for small to large community events, programs and projects that benefit the Port community and promote the goals of the Los Angeles Harbor Department (Harbor Department). It is the Harbor Department’s goal to partner with organizations having similar interests and goals and to create mutual-support relationships.

Program Goals
The NEXUS STATEMENT in the grant application must demonstrate how your proposed project/program/event supports the goals of the Port Community Investment Grant program, which include:

Promote the LA Waterfront in San Pedro and Wilmington, as active visitor destinations for the benefit of the State of California
Promote the Port of Los Angeles and the maritime commerce and Port-related jobs it generates
Address impacts of the Port of Los Angeles and maritime operations on surrounding communities, including health, aesthetic and environmental impacts
Promote and implement sustainable practices for preservation and conservation of natural resources in the Port environment including renewable energy, water, air, wildlife & biological resources at the Port
Provide education, training and/or workforce development in the areas of:
Shipping, fisheries, international trade and maritime industry
Marine-related sciences and technology
Port and maritime history
Port and marine-related safety and emergency management
Funding Information
For Fiscal Year 2022-23, it is anticipated that $1,000,000 in total grant funding will be awarded, inclusive of Large Grants in their second year.
Awarded grant amounts of up to $100,000 will be for one year only and funds must be spent within the fiscal year granted (July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2023).
Awarded grant amounts of $100,000 or more are considered to be “Large Grants” and awardees will receive granted funds for each of two, one-year periods (July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2023 and July 1, 2023 to June 30, 2024 ).
Note that the Harbor Department reserves the right to fund events/programs/projects for any amount up to the amount requested – some grants maybe be awarded for less than the requested amount.

Examples of Projects which might be funded under Community Investment Grants
Local beach or coastal clean-ups Tidepool or wetlands habitat education
Public event along the LA Waterfront Sailing education program
Marine wildlife rescue activity Maritime history book festival.
Eligibility Information
Applicants must be non-profit organizations tax-exempt under Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(3), and provide documentation of their exempt status at the time of application.

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