This month, the White House announced that Los Angeles has won two federal awards that have the potential to bring hundreds of millions of dollars in funding to the city. LA n Sync, an initiative of the Annenberg Foundation, was pleased to support the extensive public and private partnerships that secured both wins.

"LA n Sync was created with a single, simple, fundamental goal: to bring LA’s public, private and nonprofit sectors together as we chase after every possible funding dollar,” said Wallis Annenberg, Chairman, President and CEO of the Annenberg Foundation and Founder of LA n Sync. “These announcements are so gratifying for us, and for Los Angeles as a whole."

SLATE-Z: Promise Zone Designation

On June 6, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Deputy Secretary Nani Coloretti announced that South Los Angeles won a federal Promise Zone designation. South LA is one of thirteen Promise Zones in the nation, and Los Angeles is the only city to have two Promise Zones designations.


SMLC: $70 Million in Federal Funding

On June 20, President Obama announced that the Smart Manufacturing Leadership Coalition (SMLC), will receive $70 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Energy to create a nationwide Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute. The Institute will be headquartered in Los Angeles with networked regional manufacturing centers in Washington, New York, North Carolina and Texas. One of its main goals is to design smart sensors to make manufacturing more efficient.