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Grants to California Nonprofits in Eligible Locations
for Energy and Water Conservation Programs

Non-Profit Community Partnership Grant

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Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP)

Conf. Date:

06/07/22

Deadline Date:

08/09/22 3:00 PM

Description:

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Grants to California nonprofit organizations in eligible locations for community outreach and public education activities. Funding is intended to promote water conservation and improve energy efficiency. Proposals should describe plans to reach and educate residents and businesses, particularly underserved populations, inform them about programs and services, and prompt them to participate. Applicants must be located in the City of Los Angeles.

The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) is pleased to open the application period for the 2022 general round of Community Partnership grants to non-profit organizations for new community outreach and public education activities.

Building upon the success of the previous eight grant cycles, this is the second phase of the 2022 Round of funding that will further engage City of Los Angeles residents and businesses in changing their energy and water use, saving money on their utility bills, and benefiting from new at-large grants. This second phase of grants will focus on the special categories of Water Conservation, Water Quality, Electric Vehicles, Community Solar, and Underrepresented Program Areas. The program will assist local non-profit organizations to affect behavior change in populations that may not be adequately addressed through more traditional communication strategies.

2022 Round Applications – Phase II

Grants will be offered in the following categories: Water Conservation, Water Quality, Electric Vehicles, Community Solar and two categories addressing Underrepresented Program Areas. 

For information on the grant categories, see page 3 of the Grants Announcement document in Supporting Documents below. 

Applications should describe the organization’s proposed approach to promote LADWP’s programs and change customers’ energy and/or water use behavior. Describe the outreach strategy to reach and educate residents and businesses, particularly underserved populations, inform them about programs and services, and prompt them to participate. The outreach plan should use locally prominent languages, and implement appropriate engagement strategies including in-person methods, web-based methods, social media messaging and other innovative methods to promote program participation. Applicants should also include details about how they will measure, track and report successes. Collaborations among organizations and innovation are encouraged. 

LADWP will provide grant recipients with branded informational materials, approved content and guidelines for energy efficiency, water conservation, water quality, electric vehicles and community solar messages that will include information on relevant services, incentives, rebates, financing and tips for residents and businesses. All proposed new communication materials including videos, print collateral, signage, training guidelines for staff, etc. must be reviewed and approved by LADWP.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 194038

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$1,480,000

Number of Grants:

LADWP is proposing to fund 17-20 grants.

Estimated Size of Grant:

Water Conservation (2)
- Two (2) at-large grants of up to $90,000 each

Water Quality (1-2)
- One to two (1-2) at-large grants from $25,000 to $50,000 each

Community Solar (1)
- One (1) at-large grant of $50,000

Electric Vehicles (3)
- 3 at-large grants of $30,000 - $50,000 each

Underrepresented Energy Efficiency & Water Conservation Program Area Grants (5-8)
- Five to eight (5-8) Underrepresented Energy Efficiency & Water Conservation Program Area grants will be awarded in varying amounts between $25,000-$90,000 as proposed by the applicant and approved by LADWP.

Underrepresented Program Areas – Community-Based Assistance Pilot Grants (4)
- Four (4) Underrepresented Program Areas Community-Based Assistance Pilot grants of up to $150,000 each will be awarded.

Term of Contract:

All activities must be completed within one year (12 months) of the MOU execution date, unless otherwise noted.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

LADWP is pleased to open the application period for the 2022 general round of Community Partnership grants to local 501(c)3 non-profit organizations.

All applicants must meet the following Eligibility Criteria:
- 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.
- Have an established track record of providing services to the community – especially relating to education, energy, water, or economic-related issues.
- Demonstrate a commitment toward encouraging sustainability through its current and/or future programs and structure.
- Have the capacity to track numbers of constituents reached, engaged and referred; labor costs and other expenditures; sustainability benefits achieved; and maintain records acceptable for a City financial audit.
- Propose activities that are at least as focused on energy efficiency as water conservation for the underrepresented program area grants. Retrofits for organizations’ own facilities will not be funded; however, retrofits and/or physical demonstrations at other locations which serve as outreach/education tools for the program may comprise up to a third of the proposed budget.
- Research activities may be allowed only if they inform the education and outreach portion of the project and may comprise up to third of project activities.

Pre-proposal Conference:

Webinar – Tuesday, June 7 @ 10 a.m.

Join the webinar to learn more about the LADWP’s non -profit Community Partnership Grants and how to apply. Join at https://ladwp.webex.com/ladwp/j.php?MTID=m0d7b0297fb8d3ca8bcd689f1d0e5a1b5 on June 7 @ 10 a.m. to login to the meeting or call in at 213-306-3065 - meeting number (access code): 2486 012 2518. Meeting password: RHnsFUMP833

Pre-Application Information:

Application Open Period: Thursday, January 20, 2022
Application Deadline Extended: All applications must be sent by 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 9, 2022.

Grant applications are open for submission every 12-18 months.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Submit applications to nonprofitgrants@ladwp.com.

LADWP General Correspondence
PO Box 51111
Los Angeles,CA 90051-0100

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