Long Beach, CA – The City of Long Beach announced a total of $100,000 in new Business Improvement Districts (BIDs) Grant awards, which will support sidewalk activation, special events, and clean and safe initiatives. This program is in addition to the existing LB Recovery Act funding for BID Grants.
“This is an amazing opportunity to help Business Improvement Districts create an environment that attracts more people into local businesses,” said Mayor Rex Richardson. “Our business corridors can use a little extra love as they continue to recover.”
Business Improvement Districts receiving funding include:
Grant awards to Business Improvement Districts will be calculated with the same formula used for the previous BID Grants, accounting for the number of businesses served in each district, and funding will be made available as quickly as possible. Business Improvement District activities will be tracked through, reported on, and communicated via the Long Beach Recovery Act website. For more information, visit the Long Beach Recovery Act website at longbeach.gov/recovery/reporting-data/. The $100,000 will be repurposed from other Long Beach Recovery Act funds.
This program is made possible by the Long Beach Recovery Act (Recovery Act), a plan to fund economic and public health initiatives for residents, workers and businesses critically impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Additional information about the Long Beach Recovery Act is available at longbeach.gov/recovery.
As part of the City’s efforts following the proclamation of a local homelessness emergency, and discussed by the City Council at the Jan. 24 council meeting, staff will establish grant awards for local business improvement districts that have been affected by impacts potentially related to the
For more information on the City’s efforts to reduce homelessness in Long Beach, people may visit longbeach.gov/homelessness and follow @lbhealthdept and @longbeachcity on social media and follow the hashtag #EveryoneHomeLB.