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Community Partnership Outreach Grants Program

Community Partnerships

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LADWP’s Community Partnership Outreach Grants Program provides grants to non-profit organizations who play a vital role to help further the goal of sustainability efforts for the City of Los Angeles. By leveraging non-profit organization’s roots in the community with their experience, programs, networks, and commitment to maximize public engagement and participation in energy efficiency, water conservation and sustainability programs. LADWP programs assist non-profits to encourage behavior change within populations that may not be reached through more traditional communication strategies.

Grants Overview

Grant applications are open for submission every 12-18 months. The competitive grants are awarded to one 501(c)3 non-profit organization in each of Los Angeles’ 15 Council Districts in Phase 1 and one in the Owens Valley.

For Phase 2 grants, the grants focus on the special categories of Water Conservation, Water Quality, Community Solar, and Under-represented Program Areas.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have maintained 501(c)3 status continuously for the past three (3) years and currently located in the City of Los Angeles; this location criterion can be shown through IRS registration at the office address and/or a publicly accessible regular workspace in the City of Los Angeles. If an organization does not meet the eligibility criteria, it may consider partnering with a primary applicant who meets the criteria.

Webinar

Please review the Webinar video to learn more about the LADWP Community Partnership Grants and how to apply.

How to apply

Customers may submit an application via email.

Grant Application Information

2023 Phase 2

LADWP is pleased to open the application period for the 2023 Phase 2 of the Community Partnership grants to local 501(c)3 non-profit organizations for new community outreach and public education activities.  

There are 15-20 grants totaling up to $1,705,000 proposed to be funded by LADWP. 

 

Apply via email

Application Open Period: Friday, October 13, 2023

Application Deadline Extended for Water Quality and Electric Vehicle Categories Only:  All applications must be sent to  nonprofitgrants@ladwp.com by 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 20, 2023.

Program Accomplishments

Since the program began in 2011, 251 grants have been awarded totaling more than $14 million across nine major rounds of funding and three sub-rounds of awards. Overall, the grants program has reached LADWP customers more than five million times, with over 350,000 of them more in-depth engagements with energy efficiency, water conservation, and LADWP initiatives.

Grantee Funding Awards

Grant recipients provide a summary of the activities and goals accomplished. For more information and details for funding awards, see below summaries.

Current – 2023

Grantee Funding Award – 2023 Round Phase I

2020-2022

Grantee Funding Award – 2022 Round Phase II
Grantee Funding Award – 2022 Round Phase I
Grantee Funding Award – Round 8 Phase II
Grantee Funding Award – Round 8 Phase I

Previous Grantee Awards – 2011 – 2020

Grantee Funding Award – Round 7 Phase II
Grantee Funding Award – Round 7 Phase I
Grantee Funding Award – Round 6
Grantee Funding Award – Round 5
Grantee Funding Award – Round 4
Grantee Funding Award – Round 3
Grantee Funding Award – Round 2
Grantee Funding Award – Round 1

Program Benefits Overview

Non-profit organizations will raise awareness through community outreach, transformational opportunities and develop behavior changes by education to improve energy efficiency, water conservation, and sustainable practices within Los Angeles communities.

Community Outreach – Events, Social Media, Workshops

  • Increase communication, engagement, and awareness
  • Disseminate information about programs and services
  • Provide front line assistance to communities in need
  • Provide no cost/low-cost measures (e.g. faucets, bulbs, etc.)

Transformational Opportunities - Inspire and Motivate Change

  • Engagement through traditional and innovative methods
  • Develop methods of achieving energy and water saving goals
  • Foster environmental stewards through youth education programs
  • Community and economic development

Behavioral Changes – Educate and Empower

  • Affect behavior changes at home, at work, at school, and in the community
  • Educate and empower people to lower their bills and resource usage
  • Increase participation in LADWP incentive programs for greater savings, particularly in underserved communities
  • Increase interest in STEM careers for youth

Resources

There are many resources on this website by using the search function to find specific items or information. Below are additional resources, please check back regularly for updated information. If you have questions, please contact nonprofitgrants@ladwp.com.

Other Funding Resources

In addition to LADWP opportunities, community-based organizations can research additional outside funding and financing resources here.

This program shall at all times be subject to change or termination without notice.

Disclaimer

By applying for an LADWP rebate and/or program, personal information provided may be subject to public disclosure by requesting parties, pursuant to the California Public Records Act.