City of Long Beach Business Brief
April 29, 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.
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. 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.

The grant registration period begins on April 30 and will continue through the weekend. The registration process encourages applicants to gather all of their information and documents ahead of time. The application will open on May 3, 2021 at 9:00 AM Pacific.

The Call Center is available in 10 languages for questions at 844-279-8898. 

If you would like to prepare your application in advance, view and complete the SBA Form 3172 sample application form.

For more information and to prepare your application please visit, (en Español: 
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.

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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.
Outdoor Dining Reimbursement Program
The Downtown Long Beach Alliance reimbursement program was designed to provide financial relief to Downtown Long Beach bars, breweries, distilleries, restaurants, and wineries by awarding funding on a first-come, first-served basis, now thru June 30, 2021, or until funds are exhausted.

The program will administer 100% matching funds up to $10,000 for each establishment as a reimbursement for a variety of existing eligible expenses associated with operating outdoor service. Eligible expenses must be incurred between December 29, 2020 and June 30, 2021. The total amount of funding available in the program is $225,000.
DLBA Storefront Recovery Grant Program
Seeded by a $20,000 donation from Waterford Property Company and Panattoni Development Company, the Downtown Long Beach Alliance (DLBA) is jumpstarting recovery efforts by providing microgrants to vandalized small businesses in Downtown. It is the organization’s hope that the DLBA Storefront Recovery Grant Program will continue to grow with donations from the community. 100% of donations will go directly to affected businesses.
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.