The $46.4 million program aims at reducing the environmental impacts of goods movement. Combined with $18.2 million given during a previous program, the Port has pledged $65 million to improve the health of children, seniors and other vulnerable populations who live near the harbor.

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The Port Community Grants Program identifies three funding programs: Community Health, Facility Improvements and Community Infrastructure. The latest awards are from the Community Infrastructure program.

A five-person advisory committee helped port staff in making funding recommendations to the Harbor Commission, which approved the following grants:

  • City of Long Beach Public Works Department: Long Beach Municipal Urban Stormwater Treatment Project, $1 million;
  • Willmore City Heritage Association: Willmore Heritage Garden Biofiltration Swale, $440,000;
  • Rancho Los Cerritos: Looking Back to Advance Forward (Permeable pavement and underground cistern), $1 million;
  • Camp Fire: Camp Shiwaka, Long Beach Eco Parking Lot, $603,441.

Last year, the Port awarded $3.7 million from the program in two rounds. In October, commissioners awarded $743,631 to fund nine air filtration projects in Long Beach, Compton and Paramount.

The facilities that will receive grants see more than 2.2 million visits per year. A second $3 million award in November assisted fund health efforts benefiting people vulnerable to respiratory and cardiopulmonary disorders and diseases.