Policy Summary

Specifies that competitive funds will be awarded to improvement projects over a 30 year period for the "L.A. FOR KIDS Program," including $15,000,000 for urban greening, which may be in the form of community gardens or other specified project types.

Background Information

State California
Jurisdiction Name Los Angeles
Jurisdiction Type City,
Population Size 800,000+
Legal Strategies
  • Creates a fund, enables access to a funding stream
  • Creates an incentive for a change
Reach Limited scope
Only applies to projects eligible for funding under the L.A. For KIDS Program.
Food System Category Grow; Get;
Evidence for Health

This policy may correspond to diet-related strategies identified by the County Health Rankings’ What Works for Health tool, including:

For research on the potential effectiveness, please review the category links above.

We understand that this information is not comprehensive. It also does not include other important forms of evidence such as community members’ lived experiences and practice-based evidence.

Policy Details

Refers to priority populations?

Children, race, sex, sexual orientation, physical or medical handicap (§ 8.325.5).

Health-related goal?

Athletic fields (§ 8.325.5(e)(7))

Environmental goal?

Urban greening, tree planting (§ 8.325.50

Economic goal?

Includes findings?

Has a stated intent or purpose?

Includes definitions?

Sec. 8.325.5(a)

Addresses implementation?

"Various administrative duties are set forth throughout section 8.325.5 including the following: The Steering Committee to promulgate regulations for the administration of competitive grants. (§ 8.325.5(i)); The City Engineer shall develop a Request for Proposal process and documents (RFP) pursuant to all applicable federal, state, and local ordinances and regulations. The RFP will be approved by the Steering Committee and City Council, and will be subject to City Attorney approval as to form and legality prior to the commencement of each funding cycle. (§ 8.325.2 (b)); The City Engineer will be responsible for reviewing all applications meeting the basic eligibility requirements of the RFP. (§ 8.325.2(g))."

Enforcement provisions?

Evaluation component?

Requires extra investment?

For grant funding for community gardens and other urban greening projects under the L.A. For KIDS program in the amount of $15,000,000.

Code context and ordinance history

"Section 8.325.5(e)(7) is located in the Administrative Code, Division 8 Special Authorities, Agencies, Boards, and Commisssions; CHAPTER 24 L.A. For Kids Steering Committee. History: Ord. No. 175,654, Eff. 1-3-04. "


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