Long Beach Harbor Commission Votes to Expand Health Project Grants

The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners on Monday voted to change the parameters of its Mitigation Grant Programs related to healthcare, seniors and schools. About $2.6 million will be available in this next round of grants, for which the port will begin seeking solicitations as early as this week, port officials said.

Gina Rushing Maguire, president of St. Anthony High School, spoke Monday about the benefits the grants have had on the school, including the air filters installed in the offices and classrooms, electric vehicles that will allow students, staff and guests to get around campus, and soon, the installation of solar energy panels on the roof. When completed, the new panels will power the campus, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and lower bills, Maguire said.

"These projects make a difference in the quality of life on campus today, and the benefits will continue for years to come," she said.

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