May | 2022
South Bay Green Business Assist Program
Newsletter Spring 2022
Our Green Business Assist Program (GBAP) is a FREE program to help South Bay businesses save $$$ while improving quality of life and making our community more attractive to work, live and play.
Top Stories in this Newsletter
Apply for substantial incentives through LADWP ‘s TAP - Technical
Assistance Program


Qualify for drought water relief and learn about the restrictions affecting businesses due to the declared state wide drought emergency
Last chance -- Apply for commercial kitchen rebates through the Cash for Kitchens Program
LADWP Offers Financial Incentives for Commercial, Industrial and Multi-Family Residential Customers
The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) is collaborating with businesses to help modernize facilities with the latest water-efficient equipment through the Technical Assistance Program (TAP).

Customers can take advantage of up to $2 million on pre-approved water conservation equipment and products. The goal of the project is to reduce potable water use by a minimum of 50,000 gallons over two years.
 
GBAP Sponsors:
Golden State Water Company and West Basin Municipal Water District
Drought Awareness/Prevention
Current drought conditions are at an all-time high.

Businesses can qualify for Drought Water Relief if they are an organization that does business in California under Sections 501(c)(3)of Title 26 of the United States Code.

The DWR - Drought Water Relief fund is providing $500 million in funding for interim or immediate relief in response to conditions arising from drought affecting the ecosystem. Read more

Learn about water restrictions that can affect businesses. Here are ways business should manage their water resources:

  • Avoid watering outdoor landscapes in a way that causes runoff onto adjacent property, non-irrigated areas, private and public walkways, roadways, parking lots or structures. 
  • Avoid washing a vehicle with a hose without a shutoff nozzle or other device that will immediately stop the flow of water when not in use. 
  • Avoid using drinking water to wash driveways and sidewalks. 
  • Avoid using drinking water in a fountain or other decorative water feature, except where the water is re-circulated. 
  • Customers are not allowed to irrigate turf or ornamental landscapes during and 48 hours following measurable precipitation. 
  • Restaurants and other food-service establishments can only serve water to customers on request. 
  • Hotel and motels must provide guests with the option of not having towels and linens laundered daily. 

Please review these tips and make adjustments to ensure we are all using water responsibly and to improve water efficiency.
Last Chance for Commercial Kitchen Rebates through West Basin's Cash for Kitchens Program
The West Basin Municipal Water District (West Basin) is devoted to providing businesses the opportunity to use water efficiently during this drought by saving money in the process.

The Cash for Kitchens Program offers major appliance rebates worth thousands of dollars for free water efficiency devices and educational materials to allow commercial kitchens to save big.

Qualifying kitchens may be eligible for rebates on commercial devices such as:
  • Energy Star Commercial Dishwashers (valued up to $6,000)
  • Air-Cooled Ice Machines (valued up to $3,000)
  • Connectionless Steamers (valued up to $6,000)
The West Basin Municipal Water District offers a variety of water conservation programs to help businesses use water more efficiently. Find out more about water-saving solutions. For more information, visit this link.
Act Now and Trade Grass For Cash
Businesses are encouraged to participate and convert their existing lawn to a drought-resilient garden.

West Basin offers a rebate of $3 per square foot of grass removed and up to 50,000 square feet for commercial grass replacement projects.

New landscape projects integrate water saving plants, upgraded irrigation systems and a rainwater capture element. Please visit West Basin website to Learn More.
Learn About More Green Business Programs
SoCalREN - The Southern California Regional Network - Multifamily Program 

  • Offers technical assistance and financial incentives when multi-family property owners make energy-saving improvements to their property. Learn More about the three energy efficiency measures required to benefit from the program.

SCE - Southern California Edison - GoGreen Energy Financing

  • Offers energy efficiency financing to reduce energy usage to minimize your company's carbon footprint. Learn More

SoCalGas - Southern California Gas Company- Rebates and Incentives

  • Offers significant energy efficiency rebates and incentives for businesses. Learn More 
Certifying Organizations Can Receive Homeless Tax Credit
California Franchise Tax Board passed a bill to encourage employers to hire homeless individuals and receive a Homeless Hiring Tax Credit from January, 2022 through December 31, 2026.

It is the state’s first incentive given to employers to be eligible to receive credits of up to $10,000 per employee and up to $30,000 of credit per taxable year. 

Learn about the eligibility requirements.
 
Getting Green Business Certified is Simple
Get Green Certified and Register to be apart of the California Green Business Network.

When you become a Certified Green Business, you are committing to taking action to conserve resources and prevent pollution in both your facility and operations. It also means that your business will comply with environmental regulations in the areas of waste, energy, water, pollution prevention and air quality. Furthermore, being Green Certified shows the community and customers that your business cares about sustainability and making our communities healthier and livable.

Apply to be apart of the Green Business Network and help grow your company. Here is where you can learn more.
GBAP PARTICIPANTS
Crawfish Corner | Creative Cuts Intl's
Fiesta Time Tacos | Fitch's Kitchen | Fitness & Fun Centers | Fashion Time | Fitness Strong Ganahl Lumber | Gardena Career Center | Gitana Café | Global Paratransit | Good Stuff | Golden Lion Liquor | Gourmet Grill | Grades of Green | The Grande Law Firm | Hana Haru Sushi Bar Havana Sandwich Company | Hawthorne Chamber of Commerce | Hawthorn Suites HazAwayToday.com HD Conservation | Hermosa Mexican Cuisine | Hustler Casino | Inglewood Career Center | Insight Structural Engineers | Isabel's Bakery | Islas De La Bahia | JBJ's Bakery Jidaiya Ramen Dining Joy Bakery | Kaiser Permanente (2)* | Kilroy Realty (5)* | La Michoacana | La Michoacana Superior Laced | LAX Room Service 24 | The Lawndale Laundromat | Lee's Caribbean | LEDtronics | Leo's Mexican Food | Liberty Tax (2)* | Lomita's Best | Lopez Tax Service | Little Asia | Little Gourmet Los Chilaquiles Mexican Grill | Los 3 Potosinos Mexican Food | Lucky Donuts | Lunada Market and Deli | Malaga Cove Library | Malaga Cove Ranch Market Manhattan Bread & Bagel | Manhattan Plaza | Mar Ventures (2)* | Maria's Mexican Restaurant | Mariscos El Puerto Escondido Maritz Memo's Mexican Grill | Mezontle Mexican Grill

(*) Multiple facilities