The Downtown Long Beach Alliance is dedicated to helping businesses and organizations within the Downtown. One way we offer support is through our grant programs. Keep an eye out for active grants and annually returning grant programs, such as our Woman-Owned Business Accelerator Grant.
Outdoor Dining Reimbursement Program
This 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, beginning April 12 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.
Woman-Owned Business Accelerator Grant
The Downtown Long Beach Alliance’s (DLBA) Woman-Owned Business Accelerator, in partnership with the Institute for Innovation & Entrepreneurship at California State University Long Beach, and powered by Farmers & Merchants Bank is designed to assist existing women-owned businesses in Downtown Long Beach. The WOBA program provides targeted business assistance and grant funds to support costs associated with recruiting, retaining, or expanding – creating more jobs in Downtown Long Beach.
The program will award up to five women-owned businesses, not to exceed $10,000 in total award money. Companies that are “pre-revenue” will be considered and encouraged to apply. Preference is given to businesses supporting online/digital customer acquisition strategies.