Board of Supervisors Approves $9.8M Grant to Ensure Community Input on Water Quality and Conservation Projects

Today, the Board of Supervisors approved the acceptance of a $9.8 million dollar grant from the California Department of Water Resources. The funds will be used in disadvantaged communities throughout the Integrated Regional Water Management Groups of the Los Angeles-Ventura Funding Area, including 33 neighborhoods within the First District. The funds will be used to ensure the involvement of disadvantaged communities, economically distressed areas, and/or underrepresented communities, in future water quality and conservation planning efforts.

“I am excited that so many residents in the First District will benefit from this grant,” said Supervisor Solis. “Everyone needs to have a voice in the future of water in the County of Los Angeles, and many of the underserved communities I represent have unique water management needs. This grant will help develop strategies and long-term solutions that address these needs in the years to come.

Residents in the following neighborhoods can expect to see the benefits of this grant:

  • Adams/Central
  • Arts District/West Boyle Heights
  • Azusa/Citrus
  • Boyle Heights
  • Cal Poly Pomona
  • Central Huntington Park
  • Central Pomona
  • Central South Gate
  • Chinatown/Cornfield
  • City Terrace
  • Commerce/Bell Gardens
  • County Hospital
  • Cypress/Glassell Park
  • East LA/Montebello/Pico Rivera
  • El Sereno
  • Elysian Park
  • Elysian Valley/Frogtown
  • Greater Baldwin Park
  • Greater Echo Park
  • Greater El Monte
  • Greater Lincoln Heights
  • Highland Park
  • Little Tokyo/Toy District/Skid Row
  • Los Feliz
  • Los Nietos
  • Northern Lower LAR Cities
  • Northwest Glassell Park
  • Pico Union
  • South Central
  • South Park/Fashion/Lofts District
  • West SGV 10 Freeway
  • Westlake

The grant provides funding to engage stakeholders in disadvantaged communities, including community-based organizations, in a collaborative planning process. This process will include approximately 50 community workshops that will help identify ongoing and future water management needs, including water conservation and water quality improvement projects.

The grant was made possible by funding from the Proposition 1, 2016 Disadvantaged Community Involvement Program.


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