The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) is pleased to open the application period for the second phase of the 2023 Round of Community Partnership grants to local 501(c)3 non-profit organizations for new community outreach and public education activities.
Donor Name: Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP)
County: All Counties
Type of Grant: Grant
Deadline: (mm/dd/yyyy) 11/16/2023
Size of the Grant: More than $1 million
Grant Duration: Grant Duration Not Mentioned
LADWP will provide grant recipients with branded informational materials, approved content and guidelines for energy efficiency, water conservation, water quality, electric vehicles, community solar and financial assistance messages that will include information on relevant services, incentives, rebates, financing and tips for residents and businesses.
- LADWP is proposing to fund 15 – 20 grants totaling up to $1,705,000.
- Grant Categories
- Water Conservation: $180,000
- Water Quality: $75,000 to $150,000
- Community Solar: $50,000
- Electric Vehicles: $90,000 – $225,000
- Underrepresented Program Areas (UPA): $600,000- $1,100,000
All applicants must meet the following Eligibility Criteria:
- Maintained 501(c)3 status continuously for the past two (2) 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.
Evaluation criteria will include (100 points possible):
- Responsiveness to application requirements (10 points)
- Addressing local area needs (20 points)
- Past performance with behavior impacting programs (10 points)
- Cost-effectiveness and viability of proposal (25 points)
- Projected impacts such as sustainability benefits, behavior change, program enrollment, and/or other related benefits of proposal (20 points)
- Proposed tracking and quantification methods (10 points)
- Innovation (5 points)
For more information, visit LADWP.