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:
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.
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.
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.
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
Achieve local emission reductions
Benefit current or future Electronic Vehicle (EV) customers
Benefits community health by reducing emissions through electrification
Educate the public on the benefits of EV transportation (education must be a component of electrification projects)
Approx. $100k – $500k for each project
Projects must be located or serving Council Districts 2, 6, 7 and 15. Your organization can be located outside of these districts, but must be within Los Angeles city limits.
Maximum 3 years to complete
Must provide energy-related environmental benefits to communities
Energy efficiency and fuel-switching (e.g., switching from natural gas to electric)
Energy efficient building retrofits
Infrastructure projects including public or private electrical vehicles
Other projects supporting active transportation, zero-emissions vehicles, etc.
Participants will work with Center for Nonprofit Management staff, CSUN Science/Math experts, and grant writers to translate their program plans into an effective grant proposal and package for submission to LADWP.
Support for selecting and paying for a grant writing consultant
Assistance with proposal development, including:
Vetting of project ideas
Setting and reviewing the project plan and methodology
Estimation of emissions reductions and impact on community
Overall advice on other technical aspects of proposal (e.g., data generation, data analysis, use of external data, etc.).
Other assistance as needed.
Information Session April 18 (Recording is Available)
Session 2: Meet the Science and Math Experts – May 6th, 2022
Session 3: Program Planning & Meet the Grant Writers – May 20th, 2022
Session 4: Program Evaluation – June 15th, 2022
LADWP Releases CERG RFP – June 1st, 2022
CERG applications due – July 15th, 2022
To learn more about the grant, visit ladwp.com/emissionreductiongrants
To find out more about technical assistance or have any questions, please contact CNM’s Senior Strategist, Alexis Moreno, at [email protected].
Find the application, here.
Use the following links to access resources that will help you understand the grant and produce a successful application:
Learn more about the LADWP Community Emission Reduction Grant and access its application by visiting the LADWP site.
Download a PDF outlining key information about the grant and the resources available to applicants that we covered during our April 18th info session.
Review an article outlining past grant recipients.
Download a PDF overview of the LADWP Community Emission Reduction Grant Program.
Questions: If you have any questions, please contact CNM’s Senior Strategist, Alexis Moreno, at [email protected].
Check back soon as we’ll continue to add resources to this list.
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You can also schedule a free, 15-minute appointment and we’ll match you with an in-house expert.