Community Investment Grant Program

The Port of Los Angeles Community Investment Grant Program creates a funding opportunity for small to large community events, programs and projects that benefit the Port community and promote the goals of the Los Angeles Harbor Department. It is the Port's goal to partner with organizations that have similar interests and goals, creating mutually supportive relationships. Funds come from the Harbor Department’s annual budget – self-supported entirely from shipping and lease revenues rather than tax-payers. The overall program funds, as well as its component categories, vary each fiscal year. There is no guarantee that funds allocated in any one fiscal year will be the same as another – either for the overall program, component categories or successful applicants. Grant applicants must reapply each fiscal year. The application period for Fiscal Year 2020-21 is now open. Due to the limit on public gatherings, the Port has canceled the workshops previously scheduled for April 1 and 2. Click here to email your questions about the grant program and application guidelines. Applications are due Monday, May 11, by 4 p.m.

Program Overview

All Community Grants are made from the Harbor Department’s Harbor Revenue Fund. As such, grant proposals must be Tidelands Public Trust-compliant and clearly show a nexus and benefit between the proposal and the Harbor Department/Tidelands Public Trust.

Instructions and Application

Complete and submit six (6) double-sided copies of the grant application, individually stapled with all supporting documentation (including detailed budget), by 4 p.m. (Pacific) on Monday, May 11, 2020.

Sample Agreement

This Grant Agreement (“Agreement”) is between the City of Los Angeles, acting by and through the Executive Director of the Harbor Department (“City”), and NAME OF GRANTEE, a [non-profit/public benefit] corporation, [address] (“Grantee”).