Long Beach Briefs: focus on climate and community health
Long Beach adopts new climate action plan
LONG BEACH —The Long Beach City Council on August 16 passed the Climate Action Plan, or CAAP. The CAAP establishes a framework for achieving these important goals:
- Reduce emissions to 40% below 1990 levels by 2030 and minimize Long Beach’s contributions to global greenhouse gases.
- Adapt to the impacts of climate change while maintaining quality of life, prosperity and equity for all residents.
CAAP calls for increased reliance on clean energy sources, investments in walkable communities and public transit, reductions in oil production, and changes to commercial waste management programs to implement green waste management practices. The plan also establishes a climate action office that will report to the city manager and be responsible for implementing the CAAP.
City calls for community organizations to expand or launch new Promotora/Community Health Champion programs
LONG BEACH — The City of Long Beach seeks to partner with community organizations to expand or launch new Promotora/Community Health Champion (P/CHC) programs that promote educational and wellness opportunities in Long Beach communities.
P/CHCs are community navigators, care coordinators, and community-engaged individuals who focus on improving community access and connection to health screenings, health education, and counseling resources. mental health and well-being. Eligible organizations are encouraged to submit proposals through the city’s procurement platform, Long Beach buys before 11 a.m. on September 20.
This funding opportunity is intended to bring together local community-serving organizations who want to strengthen and expand P/CHC’s presence to specifically reach and connect Long Beach residents who have been most affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. to provide accurate and culturally appropriate information. health information and resources. Multiple organizations will be recognized and priority will be given to ensure representation of Long Beach’s diverse communities is reflected in the awards presented.
Specific details related to this Request for Proposals (RFP), including project scope, eligibility requirements and submission instructions are available via Long Beach buys.