Los Angeles College Promise Announces Spring Session
These district-wide sessions are offered in addition to the individual sessions offered by the colleges and will provide the information that students and families need to understand the benefits of LA College Promise and how to apply. The first session is this Wednesday, 3/9, at 5:30pm. Registration can be done here.
Mayor Garcetti Nominates Vahid Khorsand to Public Works Commission
Vahid served as the West Valley Area Representative for Mayor Garcetti from 2020 to 2021, where he helped bring mobile vaccine clinics, resources for small businesses, and facilitate the donation and dissemination of PPE to community-based organizations in the West Valley. Full press release, here.
Port of LA Updates: Applications for Port of Los Angeles FY 2022/23 Community Investment Grant Program
The Port of Los Angeles is accepting applications for its Community Investment Grant program, which annually distributes up to $1 million per year in funding for initiatives, programs and events benefiting the Los Angeles Harbor community. Completed applications are due Monday, May 9, 2022 by 4 p.m. here. The Port has scheduled an online Zoom workshop for interested applicants on Thursday, March 31 at 6 p.m. PST.
Last Chance to Apply for the Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP)
Applications for the CA-COVID-19 Rent Relief Program will be closing at the end of March.The CA COVID-19 Rent Relief program provides greatly needed rent relief to Californians who have faced financial hardships due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Apply now. The ERAP applications close March 31st. If you have already submitted a COVID-19 Renters Relief application,, please do NOT submit a new application. If you need additional financial assistance or need to find the status of your pending application, please check online at housingiskey.com or call (833) 430-2122.
Applications Open for CA Mortgage Relief Program
The California Mortgage Relief Program will provide financial assistance to homeowners who have fallen behind on their housing payments. Households at or below 100% AMI are eligible. Visit CAMortgageRelief.org to apply.
Mayor Garcetti Kicks off the 2022 Free Tax Prep LA Campaign
Free Tax Prep L.A. 2022 is working with families to provide free tax preparation services and helps claim state and federal tax credits. For info on Free Tax preparations visit https://www.freetaxprepla.org/.
Student 2 Student Success (S2S) Accepting Applications
LAUSD students from participating schools can get paid ($15/hr) for tutoring other students living in their households. To learn more and apply, join an info session held every Thursday at 4:30 pm via bit.ly/s2s2022 and/or email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Metro Updates: Route Change Information
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused staff shortages in many industries throughout the past 2 years, this includes our Metro service. The following changes have been made in order to bring riders a predictable and reliable service. Most bus lines will be scheduled to run on average 5-10 minutes less frequently throughout the day and evening. The busiest bus lines will still run every 5-15 minutes on weekdays. To check for updates on your bus or train schedule, we recommend using the My Bus tool. Schedules and times can be found, here.
City Job Opportunities
The Department of Recreation and Parks Citywide Aquatics is hiring for Summer 2022. Register online for these positions (must be 18 or older): Locker Attendant, Pool Clerk, Lifeguard, and Open Water Lifeguard I.
LA City Masking Rules to Align with County Health Guidance
Businesses will now have two options; the first being to lift indoor masking requirements for both customers and workers. To be eligible, a business must verify the vaccination status or a negative test result for 100% of their customers and workers. The second option will be to verify the vaccination status or a negative test result for 100% of their customers only. These changes will align with County Health Guidance and allow restaurants to lift masking mandates. Full press release, here.
Reporting COVID-19 Scams or Fraud
LA City Attorney’s Office: price-gouging, alleged scams, etc.
LA County Department of Consumer and Business Affairs: Click “File a Consumer Complaint.” Alternatively, call 1-800-593-8222.
LA County Department of Public Health: General information about COVID-related scams & fraud