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