Upcoming NWSPNC Virtual Meetings
Public Safety Meeting for December 30, 2020 CANCELLED
Executive Committee Meeting - Jan. 4, 2020
Youth and Outreach Committee Meeting - Jan. 5, 2020
Budget & Finance Committee Meeting - Jan. 6, 2020
Monthly Board & Stakeholder Meeting - Jan. 11, 2020

New Assistance Program: the Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program
The latest small business support program created by the State of California is called the Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program. This is a $500 million grant program. Applications for the first round of funding will be accepted starting this Wednesday, December 30, at 8:00AM.

In this particular program, small businesses and nonprofits are eligible for grants ranging from $5,000 to $25,000. Eligibility is based on revenue in the most recent tax return filed (2019 or 2018).

For the first round of funding, businesses will have until January 8, 2021, at midnight to apply. Businesses approved for funding will be notified starting on January 13, 2021. Applicants who submit their application and all documentation in the first round do not need to reapply when the second round of funding opens later in 2021.
This program will support both qualified small businesses and nonprofits.

More info and how to apply can be found here: https://careliefgrant.com/
Christmas Tree Recycling Program
LA Sanitation & Environment has curbside collection for Christmas trees, making it convenient to properly and safely recycle your tree. There are several options.  View all the details here.
Interested in Running for a Neighborhood Council Board Seat?
Below is general information regarding the NC Elections. Specific Northwest San Pedro NC Election Details coming soon!!!

NC Election Resources | City Clerk – the Full “Resource Portal”

Neighborhood Council Elections | City Clerk – the “Portal“ for Candidate filing

Neighborhood Council Candidate Information Sessions
2020 in the Books, A Message from Ron Galperin
Getting Through It Together
Controller's Office employees adapted to the "new normal" in 2020.

Dear Friends,

What a strange and challenging year it has been for all of us.

Over the past nine months, the spread of COVID-19 has impacted almost every facet of our lives. From school and business closures to social distancing guidelines, we’ve faced unprecedented difficulties as we continue to adapt to our new normal — and I know it hasn’t been easy. But even in the midst of a global crisis, I’ve found so many things to be grateful for. Among them are family and friends, the generosity and resilience exhibited by so many Angelenos, and, of course, the opportunity to serve you and the city I love.

Mayor Garcetti Announces The Grocery
Initiative for Vital Emergency Needs
Mayor Eric Garcetti announced the Grocery Initiative for Vital Emergency Needs (GIVEN), a partnership between Mayor Garcetti and the Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles to provide thousands of low-income Angelenos in need with $300 in cash assistance to help with food and other essentials this holiday season.

GIVEN has been seeded with a $550,000 contribution from the Mayor’s Fund, and the effort aims to grow that number to $3 million in order to provide a one-time benefit to at least 10,000 households through a partnership with the City’s FamilySource Centers and its network of community-based, non-profit partners, GIVEN has identified a pool of more than 11,200 clients at or near the poverty line who have enrolled in and qualified for services. GIVEN’s efforts will focus on supporting those households, most of which have seen their financial circumstances further destabilized by the economic effects of the pandemic.
COVID-19 Vaccine Misinformation
The Department of Public Health has released a myth busting cheat-sheet for the COVID-19 Vaccine. The document addresses the Top 10 most circulated myths surrounding the COVID-19 vaccine.

To view the complete COVID-19 Vaccine Misinformation guide, click here
The Los Angeles Covid-19 Neighborhood Map
The Los Angeles COVID-19 Neighborhood Map: Last night, the Mayor announced the first interactive layout of recent case and mortality trends across the City. This effort is to make it easier than ever for people to track the virus and make testing appointments. Visit the map here

Here is a link to Home Quarantine Instructions for Close Contacts to COVID-19: http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/acd/docs/COVHomeQuarantine.pdf

Cases on the rise in San Pedro
COVID-19 Cases in San Pedro as of 8:00pm, DECEMBER 27
Cases 3,503; Deaths 48
(Number includes San Pedro and unincorporated area of La Rambla; number does not include cases at Terminal Island Federal Correctional Institution). Source: Los Angeles County Department of Health

Reputable Sources for Covid-19 Updates
Library Services:
To Go, Free Online Tutoring and Classes
Thursday, January 7, 2021, 4:00pm
AmyBauerDesigns: Wearable Art, What is it and How to Get Started
Taking what is in the recycle bin and your closet using some basic sewing skills and or adhesives to create your own clothing and accessories. Follow along to create a fascinator, brooch or pendant for yourself or as a gift.  DETAILS

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