Millions of dollars in grant money is going to neighborhood projects in East Oakland.
The City of Oakland has been awarded $28.2 million in state funding from the California Strategic Growth Council for five East Oakland projects that Mayor Libby Schaaf said will provide economic, environmental and health benefits to communities of color.
"This three-acre site, a former nursery, is going to be producing nearly 200,000 pounds of organic produce each year and helping long-term Oakland residents to replicate this model on empty lots throughout the city," Raiders said.
The mayor hoped the projects will benefit low-income communities of color.
"To build resilience, to build a sense of purpose, voice and power. That is what is starting today," Mayor Schaaf said.
The work will take place over the next five years.
See a map of where the "Better Neighborhoods, Same Neighbors" grant money will be put into action here.