City of Long Beach Business Brief
April 22, 2021
Welcome to the Economic Development Department's Business Brief! We are continuing to ensure you are updated on the latest business resources and news.
Earth Day 2021
Green Business certification is a great way to show your community that you share their environmental values. Since 2018, the City of Long Beach has partnered with over 50 local businesses to help reduce their environmental impacts. Certified Green Businesses follow guidelines for energy and water conservation, pollution prevention, waste management, employee commute, and community education. The Office of Sustainability will support businesses through the process and connect them with all the resources needed to get certified. This program is free for all Long Beach businesses.
California Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program
Round 6 (final round) dates of the #CAReliefGrant are April 28th - May 4th.

Eligible applicants are current waitlisted #smallbusinesses and/or nonprofits not selected in Rounds 1, 2, 3, or 5 & new applicants who meet eligibility criteria.

Eligible grant award: $5,000 to $25,000

Details: Applicants not selected to receive a grant in Rounds 1, 2, 3 & 5 do not need to re-apply and will be automatically moved into Round 6. New applicants will need to apply on this website.

Get prepared now by visiting http://CAReliefGrant.com to find a partner, watch a recorded webinar, or access additional resources
LA Regional COVID Relief Fund
Round 2 for the LA Regional COVID-19 Recovery Fund application opens April 26 and closes May 2. In response to the devastating effects that COVID-19 is having on the local economy, the County of Los Angeles and the City of Los Angeles, in partnership with institutional and corporate philanthropy, have come together to create the LA Regional COVID-19 Recovery Fund. While there are a variety of Federal programs designed to address the crisis, they have critical limitations that still leave many Angelenos in need. Financial, technical, and cultural barriers have kept many of our neighborhood partners from accessing federal programs like the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL). The LA Regional COVID-19 Recovery fund seeks to address these issues by providing additional support to underserved communities throughout the county.

Grants of $10,000 will be awarded to eligible businesses that are selected as finalists and complete all verification steps. Being selected as a finalist does not guarantee an award.
Restaurant Revitalization Fund
SBA is awarding funding through the Restaurant Revitalization Program to restaurants, bars, and other similar places of business that serve food or drink. The purpose of this funding is to provide support to eligible entities that suffered revenue losses related to the COVID-19 pandemic. This program will provide restaurants with funding equal to their pandemic-related revenue loss up to $10 million per business and no more than $5 million per physical location. Recipients are not required to repay the funding as long as funds are used for eligible uses no later than March 11, 2023.
Update on the Targeted EIDL Advance
Effective immediately, applicants can send a request for reevaluation of a Targeted EIDL Advance application that was declined to the following email address: TargetedAdvanceReevaluation@sba.gov.

Applicants should follow these instructions when requesting a reevaluation:
  • Send an email to TargetedAdvanceReevaluation@sba.gov
  • Use the subject line “Reevaluation Request for [insert your 10-digit application number]”
  • In the body of the email, include identifying information for the application such as application number, business name, business address, business owner name(s) and phone number
  • Important: Include an explanation and any documentation that addresses the reason for the decline, if available. SBA will contact applicants if additional documentation is required to complete the review.
Contact the City of Long Beach BizCare Hotline for Immediate Assistance:

Phone number: 562-570-4BIZ (4249)
Days: Monday - Friday
Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5 p.m.

City staff will respond to voicemails made after business hours within 24 hours.