Clean California Local Grant Program Award Notice

City Awarded Nearly $5 Million for Citywide Beautification Project


Cudahy, CA— On March 1, 2022, Caltrans awarded nearly $300 million in Clean California grants for communities throughout the State to beautify and enhance public spaces such as local streets, roads, and parks. The grants were announced by the Clean California Local Grant Program (CCLGP). Cities were able to apply for up to $5 million.

 The City of Cudahy is pleased to announce that it was awarded $4,874,304 for its “Cudahy Los Angeles River Area Improvement Project” without requiring a local match. Leading the in-house team in putting together the grant submission includes Public Works Director Aaron Hernandez and Management Analyst Andres Rangel. The project includes the following citywide beautification improvements.

  • LA River Bike Path: Landscape and bike path improvements to encourage pedestrian and cycling activity along the bike path. This includes restriping the path, installing permeable pavers, murals, benches, pedestrian lighting, and trash bins along river, as well as upgrading fencing, and beautifying gateway entrances.
  • Cudahy River Park: Landscape and Bike path accessibility improvements including pathway rehabilitation, biking amenities, lighting, and new irrigation system.
  • Clara Bridge Slopes: Beatify the slopes by constructing terrace gardens, and other landscaping improvements, installing LA River way finders, and upgrading the slope fencing.
  • Otis Avenue Pocket Park: Develop a pocket park on intersection of Salt Lake Avenue, Otis Avenue, and Elizabeth Street.

The grant was highly competitive as 329 applications were submitted, statewide, to the CCLGP, and only 105 applicants were awarded.

The City will continue to apply for and secure grants and leverage resources to continue improving its capacity to increase the quality of life of all Cudahy residents.

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