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.

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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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