City of Long Beach Announces ClimateLB Youth Climate Action Fund Microgrant Program
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Long Beach, CA ~ Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach has announced the launch of a new program aimed at engaging and supporting youth in addressing urgent climate issues. The ClimateLB Youth Climate Action Fund Microgrant Program will provide funding for youth-led projects that align with the city's climate action goals.

According to Mayor Rex Richardson, involving young people in the fight against climate change is crucial. "Their innovative ideas deserve our support," he said. "I am proud that the ClimateLB Program will allow us to fund projects that specifically center the perspective, involvement, and benefit of young people."

The program will award eight grants of $5,000 each to youth-serving organizations that focus on climate change mitigation and adaptation actions in West Long Beach, environmental justice and equity, and investing in youth and the green economy. Projects must also align with one or more of the following themes: youth-led reforestation and tree-planting initiatives, climate education efforts led by youth, programs engaging youth as climate ambassadors, and partnerships with young artists to create public art installations and awareness campaigns.

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The application period for the microgrants will run from June 28th to July 12th of this year. Selected projects must be completed by December 31st, 2024. The Youth Climate Action Fund is funded by Bloomberg Philanthropies in partnership with United Cities and Local Governments and administered by Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors.

Mayor Richardson emphasized the importance of investing in young people when it comes to creating a more sustainable and resilient Long Beach. "Engaging local youth is crucial to creating a more sustainable and climate-resilient Long Beach," he stated.

The ClimateLB Youth Climate Action Fund Microgrant Program not only supports the city's 10-year community investment plan but also aligns with other initiatives such as the West Side Promise, Long Beach Climate Action Plan, Strategic Plan for Youth and Emerging Adults, and Racial Equity and Reconciliation Plan.

For more information about the program and updates on the grant award process, interested parties can visit the Office of Climate Action and Sustainability website at The city is hopeful that this program will not only make a positive impact on the environment but also empower and engage young people in creating a more sustainable future for Long Beach.

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