LADWP Community Emissino Reduction Grant Get Support LADWP Community Emission Reduction Grant Workshops

LADWP Community Emission Reduction Grant - Get Support

The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) is offering grant funds to nonprofit organizations working to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in council districts 2, 6, 7, and 15. Eligible projects will improve air quality and work to counter the climate crisis by producing renewable energy, increasing energy efficiency, or promoting the switch to clean and renewable energy sources. LADWP is especially interested in supporting innovative projects that engage communities in improving the environment.

CNM is ready to help you submit a competitive proposal to the LADWP next month. Your topics can address projects allowed under the Cap-and-Trade regulation:

  • Renewable Energy or Integration of Renewable Energy
  • Energy Efficiency and Fuel-Switching (i.e. switching from natural gas, propane, or diesel to electric equipment)
  • Energy-efficient equipment rebates
  • Energy-efficient building retrofits
  • Other projects that reduce energy demand
  • Infrastructure projects including public or private electric vehicle infrastructure
  • Other projects supporting active transportation, zero-emission vehicles, or public transportation


We will provide the grant writer, a scientist / thought partner to help design your plan, and experts to help you define the evaluation metrics — all free. If you serve the Harbor and Northeast San Fernando Valley communities (Council districts 2, 6, 7, and 15) contact Carlos Cazares to learn more: [email protected].

Find the grant application on the LADWP website


CNM and the CSUN Institute for Sustainability hosted a series of events to help you find out more about the program’s goals and access to the resources that will help your application stand out.

Our first event introduced the grant, covered eligibility requirements, and discussed the resources we’ll be providing applicants. Watch the recording below to learn more.

Previous Events

Session #4: Grant Application Check In

June 15 – In this session, we checked in with participants about their LADWP CERG Grant application and project. We helped participants get up to speed and connect with the resources needed to produce a successful application.


Session #3: Program Planning and Meeting the Grant Writers

May 20 – In this session, we talked about participants’ vision for community transformation and plans for community engagement.  We strategized about how to describe the impact of climate change and took a look at winning proposals.

Session #2: Get Expert Advice on Your Application for the LADWP Community Emission Reduction Grant

May 6 – 11 am to 12:30 pm PT

In this session, we spoke with energy and sustainability experts to share your project ideas, asked questions, and learned about the application process. We also…

  • Discussed any questions participants may have had about the requirements, timeline, and process for LADWP’s funding for community projects 

  • Engaged with experts to learn more about project feasibility 

  • Learned more about previously funded projects 


Approx. $100k – $500k for each project


Use the following links to access resources that will help you understand the grant and produce a successful application:

Check back soon as we’ll continue to add resources to this list.


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