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New Rebuild Long Beach Small Business Grants

Release Date: 2020-08-05

On the evening of May 31st, numerous small businesses were vandalized and damaged across our city. I promised we would work to support every business that was looted or needed assistance. While the city provided numerous emergency grants and loans to small business owners, I asked the City Council to create a new Rebuild Long Beach Relief Fund and make $1.2 million available in additional grants to businesses and they did just that.

Application forms and program materials are available for this program to qualified businesses by clicking here.

Administered by the Economic Development Department, 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. 

SBR Grant funds may be used for the following purposes:

  • Replacing lost inventory
  • Making repairs to the exterior or interior of a business
  • Replacing lost equipment
  • Repairing damaged equipment
  • Paying business interruption insurance deductibles
  • Working capital to continue operations

The SBR Grant Program is available on a first-come, first-served basis. After completing the Business Damage Assessment Form, business operators will be contacted to receive instructions on how to apply. 

Business owners can call the Long Beach Business Hotline, 562.570.4BIZ (4249) from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., weekdays with questions. In-person application assistance is available outdoors at the City Hall Plaza (411 W. Ocean Blvd.) from 8 a.m. to noon on Tuesdays and from noon to 4 p.m. on Thursdays through Sept. 29, 2020.

Thank you,

Mayor Robert Garcia