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Grants

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.

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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.

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