Legal-name: GRID Alternatives-Greater Los Angeles
Previous-name: GRID Alternatives
Address: 1338 S. Flower St.
City: Los Angeles
Officer: Ashley Christy – Interim Executive Director
ContactName: Stella Ursua
Title: Clean Mobility & Partnerships Manager
GrantPurpose: Install solar systems for low-income families affected by COVID-19 to pay for monthly energy expenses.
Periodoftime: 30-60 days
Audienceserved: Low income, residential homeowners/families in need of immediate assistance with critical household expenses.
Demoofaudience: Environmentally disadvantaged, low-income community members (Typically seniors, veterans, disabled people of color)
Numberofserved: 2 Households
District: Families from either District 2, 6, 7 or 9 (designated as environmentally disadvantaged)
1. What disaster recovery service have already been provided? We have not provided disaster recovery service yet due to business shutdown. GRID Alternatives has now been deemed an “essential service” by the state of CA. and we have resumed solar installations for low-income families that live in environmentally disadvantaged areas (SB 535 Disadvantaged Communities).
2. What disaster recovery service will be provided by this grant? GRID Alternatives will install a solar energy system, at no cost to selected families, to create immediate relief from high energy bills. Selected families will see between a 50-90% reduction on their monthly energy bill. Our trained staff will use personal protective equipment and social distancing requirements to install the solar systems that will reduce energy bills, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and provide additional solar installation work and opportunities for our crew that has also been furlough impacted by COVID-19.
3. What organization and or individuals will you assist? : Disadvantaged families that live in either Long Beach Districts 2, 6, 7 or 9.
4. What other disaster recovery funds have you received? What amount: GRID Alternatives-Greater Los Angeles has not received any disaster recover funds to date.
5. What other disaster recovery funds have you applied for? An SBA loan.