LA2050 Opens Online Voting for 2014 Grants Challenge

$1 million in grants will be doled out

A better Los Angeles is now in the hands of voters.

LA2050 — an initiative backed by the Goldhirsh Foundation — has opened online voting for its 2014 Grants Challenge, which will see a total of $1 million doled out and distributed evenly among 10 winning submissions.

This year's program has received more than 260 submissions from across Los Angeles, according to organizers.

"The overwhelmingly positive response we have received since launching LA2050 in 2013 has been incredible," Goldhirsh Foundation president Tara Roth said in a statement. "LA has every problem and every solution represented here. And the My LA2050 Grants Challenge belongs to LA; it's in our hands. We encourage all Angelenos to cast their votes for the ideas that they want to see come to life."

Voting opened today and continues through Sept. 16. A $100,000 prize will be awarded to the idea that tallies the most votes in each of five categories. The categories include: LA is the best place to CONNECT, LA is the best place to CREATE, LA is the best place to LEARN, LA is the best place to PLAY and LA is the healthiest place to LIVE.

An additional five $100,000 prizes will be awarded based on jury voting. For more information, click here