Rebuild Long Beach Relief Fund


On June 16, 2020, the City Council approved a “Rebuild Long Beach Relief Fund” to assist Long Beach small businesses with repair and loss recovery from damages sustained during the evening of May 31, 2020.

Small Business Restart (SBR) Grant Program

The Small Business Restart Grant Program (SBR Grant) has been made available as part of the Rebuild Long Beach Relief Fund. Applicants may be eligible for up to $10,000 in SBR Grant funding. On Tuesday, Aug. 4, the City Council approved $1 million to assist Long Beach small businesses that were impacted on May 31, 2020. Combined with other funding sources, a total of $1.25 million in grant funds are available.

Guidelines

  • Must have an active City of Long Beach business license
  • Must have had damages from looting or vandalism that occurred on Sunday, May 31, 2020

Required Documentation

  • Complete Zoom Grant application
  • Copy of Photo ID
  • Supporting Documentation to prove Damage or Vandalism impact, including:
    • Insurance Claim
    • Pictures
    • Paid Invoices
    • Receipts of Fixed Repairs
  • W-9 Form Request for Taxpayer Identification Number and Certification

Businesses that are ineligible for these grants:

  • Bail Bonds
  • Cannabis-related business
  • Check cashing business, Payday loan, and other short-term loan businesses
  • Insurance companies
  • National Franchises (except for franchises individually owned)
  • Non-Profit organizations except for those registered as a 501 (c) 3
  • Pyramid sale distribution plans
  • Real Estate Companies including short-term rental operators
  • Start-up Businesses/Ventures

Application Process

The application intake and selection process will include the following:
  1. Applicant visits Zoom Grant Application webpage
  2. Applicant completes SBR Grant application online (paper copies will be made available for applicants who cannot access online application)
  3. Applicant submits an application and required documentation to Zoom Grants for staff review
  4. Staff screens application for eligibility to receive Restart grant funding
  5. Staff informs the applicant of grant eligibility.  City Staff will inform the applicant if they are ineligible
  6. Staff contacts approved applicant to review and sign a grant agreement and other pertinent documents
The applicant should be aware of the following:
  • Grant fund disbursement may take up to three weeks from receipt of the completed application, including all required documentation
  • Applicants may call or email the Economic Development Department Business Hotline with application questions at 562-570-4BIZ (4249) or 4Biz@longbeach.gov
Apply Here: City of Long Beach Small Business Reopen Grant

For any questions you may contact us at the Business Hotline and Call Center at 562-570-4BIZ (4249) or email us at 4Biz@longbeach.gov. The Business Hotline and Call Center hours are Monday through Friday 8:00AM – 5:00PM.

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