PG&E has awarded the Community Action Partnership of San Luis Obispo County Inc. a $25,000 grant to help achieve higher energy efficiency at the Prado Homeless Day Center.
The grant will serve principally to replace the Prado Day Center’s air-conditioning unit, as well as provide for upgraded light fixtures and installation of an air curtain off the common room.
Jason Lal, CAPSLO facilities director, says he hopes the work will be finalized by the end of June, just in time to beat the summer heat.
The Prado Day Center sees an average of 130 people per day.
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The center’s guests arrive during the day to shower, wash and dry their clothes, and eat, and “our number of users has grown in the past three to four years,” said Shawn Ison, director of homeless services.
Grace McIntosh of CAPSLO said the organization is “proud and excited to join forces with PG&E to help make the Prado Day Center a healthier environment for our homeless clients.”
CAPSLO is a first-time recipient of this type of grant from PG&E.