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BOOST Participant–City of El Centro

Beacon Participant Profile

About El Centro:

The City of El Centro is a vibrant, multicultural, medium sized, desert community near the US-Mexico border. As the Imperial County seat, it is the core urban area for the region. With two major international border crossings nearby, it is home to retail, transportation and large agricultural industries. El Centro is exploring opportunities to deepen its relationship with state agencies and strives to create a healthier community.  

  • Population: 42,598 (2010)
  • Location: Imperial County
  • Area: 11.19 square miles
  • Disadvantaged community: 5%
  • Poverty rate: 24.9%
  • Median household income: $43,581
  • Language other than English spoken at home: 80.1%

BOOST Activities:

  • Provide SB 2 planning grant technical assistance
  • Obtain a greenhouse gas emissions inventory
  • Help to understand and access California Climate Investments (CCI) grant funding
  • Make connections with stakeholders in the region and state
  • Assist in the application of an Active Transportation Program grant and an Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities grant
  • Provide public engagement support for 2020-2025 Strategic Plan

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