L.A. Asian communities receive close to $500,000

In NEWSPRINT on February 22, 2009 at 10:50 pm

In an announcement on Feb. 21, five Los Angeles Asian communities learned that they would be dividing amongst them approximately $500,000, which is to be used for the preservation of their history. The money comes from the National Park Service’s $250,000 grant that the city’s Community Redevelopment Agency will nearly match by $211,327.

Cecilia Estolano, head of the CRA, reported, “This grant provides funds that will help expand the efforts of the local businesses and residents to promote their unique heritage to a greater audience.”

The neighborhood groups that will be sharing this money are in Chinatown, Filipinotown, Koreatown, Little Tokyo and Thai Town.

– posted by Emily Ho

  1. Wow. In a time of gentrified neighborhoods… that’s a spark of hope.

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