State Awards a Transformative Climate Communities Grant to South LA

The state of California awarded South LA on Dec. 20 a Transformative Climate Communities planning grant to develop a climate resilience plan with communities along the Slauson Corridor.

The Slauson Corridor is home to some of the most environmentally disadvantaged communities in the state based on proximity to pollution, income and other factors. The grant allows residents living along the Slauson Corridor to help create a neighborhood-level climate resiliency plan over the course of a year. This plan will bring forth community informed strategies around parks, housing, displacement avoidance, jobs, air quality, transportation, and community health for the eight square mile stretch of the Slauson Corridor. 

Through this program, Council District 9 will continue to work with community organizations over the course of the next year, including SAJE, Brotherhood Crusade, T.R.U.S.T. South LA, LA Neighborhood Land Trust, SCOPE, SLATE-Z, Tree People, and the LA Department of Planning, to develop priorities and solutions for addressing the impacts of climate change, and issues of economic and environmental injustice in the area.

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