Community Events Microgrant Program
In an effort to attract and support the creation of more live events in Downtown Long Beach, DLBA has implemented an easier and more transparent application process for its Community Events Microgrant Program. Community Events Microgrant applicants are encouraged to review DLBA’s service area boundaries to make sure their proposed event will take place within them. The application process for events taking place between October 12, 2023 – March 31, 2024 is now closed. Stay tuned for more info!
Commercial Corridor Facade Improvement Program (CCFIP)
CCFIP provides grants up to $25,000 per storefront to property owners for exterior improvements to commercial properties located along business corridors within the Place Based Neighborhood Improvement Strategy and Racially and Ethnically Concentrated Area of Poverty areas. CCFIP information, application, and map of eligible areas are listed on the program’s website.
First-Time Homebuyer Assistance Program
The Program is designed to assist low- and moderate-income families traditionally underrepresented in homeownership with purchasing their first home and building multi-generational wealth. Approximately 100 households will receive up to $20,000 to be used towards a down payment, and/or non-recurring closing costs, such as a loan, title, escrow fees and more.
Visual Improvement Program Overview
This City of Long Beach Visual Improvement Program (VIP) Grant will provide direct financial relief to local small businesses and nonprofits impacted by crime and vandalism on or after 10/1/2022. Eligible businesses can receive $1,500 to cover repairs to their storefront caused by vandalism.
State Grants and Resources
Cannabis Equity Direct Grants Program
The City of Long Beach’s Cannabis Equity Direct Grants Program utilizes funding from the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development to provide grants to Long Beach’s cannabis equity entrepreneurs (Equity Applicants). This program is designed to support equity businesses with a portion of the financial costs towards opening a cannabis business.
California Grants Portal
The California Grants Portal (a project by the California State Library) is your one destination to find all grants and loans offered on a competitive or first-come basis by California state agencies.
GrantWatch provides a comprehensive database of grants and foundations, as well as a range of features designed to simplify the grant-seeking process. At an affordable cost, GrantWatch ensures that everyone can benefit from it’s features and resources.
EmployABILITY Business Grants
The EmployABILITY Business Grant offers small and medium-sized businesses grants of $20,000 to $200,000 to help grow their businesses and provide job opportunities for individuals with disabilities. In addition, business owners can use funds for consulting services, new equipment, accessibility modifications to their locations, and more.
Homebuyer Programs & Resources
Homebuyer Programs & Resources
The City of Long Beach Development Services department itemizes resources of homebuyer assistance and loan programs available through the California Housing Finance Agency (CalHFA). Click the link below to view federal, state, and local programs and resources, and to view program specifics and eligibility requirements.
LA County Grants
Trauma Prevention Partnerships: Peer-to-Peer Learning Academy Grant
The overall goal for this project is to 1.) pilot test and develop recommendations for a training academy to support LA County OVP violence prevention and intervention initiatives; 2.) build infrastructure for community-based organizations to strengthen the skillsets of their peer workforce; and 3.) support career pathways for peers.
NDC Small Business Lending
NDC has been lending to small businesses for more than thirty years. We strongly encourage women and minority businesses to apply.
As part of LISC LA’s commitment to closing the opportunity gap, the ABC Program is investing directly in diverse small businesses across LA County. The Micro-loan provides low-cost, flexible financing to eligible small businesses for the acquisition of key assets, including the purchase of machinery, equipment, or inventory. Acquisition of a noncommercial vehicle is not available through the Micro-loan.
ABC Acquisition Capital
As part of LISC LA’s commitment to closing the opportunity gap, the ABC Program is investing directly in diverse small businesses across LA County. Acquisition Capital provides eligible small businesses and non-profits with funding to support the purchase of commercial and mixed-use property for business needs, including office space and/or retail purposes. This funding is intended to finance up to 20% of the purchase price of a property.
ABC Growth Capital
As part of LISC LA’s commitment to closing the opportunity gap, the ABC Program is investing directly in diverse small businesses across LA County. Growth Capital offers eligible small businesses access to flexible, low-cost financing for purchasing assets such as machinery, equipment, new or updated technology, inventory, and leasehold improvements. Funding amounts vary based on business needs and qualifications.