PRESS RELEASE

City of Long Beach 
Public Information Office
411 W. Ocean Blvd, 
Long Beach, CA 90802

12/9/2020
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release # 120920-2
Subject:
City Funds Services for Communities Disproportionately Impacted by Pandemic
Contact:
City of Long Beach Joint Information Center
562.570.NEWS
jic@longbeach.gov





Long Beach, CA - The Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services (Health Department) has awarded $745,000 in funding to local nonprofit organizations to provide services to members of the community that are disproportionately impacted by COVID-19. 

“Many Long Beach residents, particularly immigrants and communities of color, have been significantly impacted by the virus,” said Mayor Robert Garcia. “With these grants, we can support nonprofit organizations that have mobilized to offer critical services and engage communities with significant needs.”

In October, the City issued a request for proposals to provide services to communities impacted by COVID-19. The following organizations have received funding: 

The organizations will perform the following services:

  • Conduct outreach, engagement, education and connection to COVID-19 testing.
  • Provide health education about COVID-19 prevention.
  • Provide direct case management and systems navigation as needed to COVID-19-related health, social services, basic needs and other supports. 
  • Provide coordinated responses, such as multi-sector collaboration, to support communities of color impacted by COVID-19.
  • Provide connection to violence prevention efforts and mental health services to ensure family safety.

To find out more about these programs people may call the Long Beach Resource Line at 562.570.INFO (4636), option 5, or contact the awarded organizations.

These programs are made possible by Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding. The City has received $40 million in CARES Act funding to support relief and community recovery and resiliency, of which the Long Beach City Council allocated $795,000 for non-profit organizations providing relief to communities impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

For the latest information on COVID-19, with details on all that the City of Long Beach is doing to keep our residents safe, visit longbeach.gov/COVID19 and follow @LongBeachCity on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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