DLBA Storefront Recovery Grants
Seeded by a $20,000 donation from Waterford Property Company and Panattoni Development Company and expanded with a subsequent $20,000 donation from Zwift, a Downtown-based indoor cycling software company, the Downtown Long Beach Alliance (DLBA) is bolstering recovery efforts by providing microgrants to vandalized small businesses in Downtown.
Since launching the Storefront Recovery Grant Program on June 5, DLBA has approved grants for 19 businesses at a total of $28,325. It is the organization’s intent to grow the program with donations from the community, where 100% of donations go directly to affected businesses.
Businesses affected by street-facing physical damage and/or theft on May 31, 2020, are eligible for grants of up to $1,500 each to help cover the cost of repairs or insurance deductibles. Grants will be issued until funds are depleted. Request a print application by contacting the DLBA at 562-436-4259 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Be a ground floor business located within the Downtown Parking & Business Improvement Area (DPBIA) boundaries.
- Privately held, sole proprietorship, or independently owned
- Less than 35 full-time employees
- Damages occurred on May 31st, 2020 or after
- Copy or document of proof of police report filed and insurance claim filed
UPDATE: We are now accepting applications from businesses who purchased plywood boards or other preventative measures in June 2020. You must provide proof of purchase in place of insurance documents/police report.
Grants of up to $1,500 will be awarded to eligible businesses until funds are depleted. Businesses must provide all necessary documentation to process payment, including a W9.