Find Long Beach Area Resources During COVID-19

THE CITY OF LONG BEACH

 

On March 18, the Long Beach City Council unanimously voted to direct City staff to develop an economic resiliency program that would assist Long Beach families, workers and small businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. As the situation continues to evolve, check frequently for updates on available resources and services at http://longbeach.gov/economicdevelopment/covid-19-business-support/.

Request for Proposals (RFP) for Reimbursements to Nonprofits Administering Services During COVID-19 Pandemic

 

The City of Long Beach is seeking to contract with community-based nonprofits to receive reimbursement for providing various resources and services to address the impacts of COVID-19  in vulnerable communities from March to November 2020. Eligible organizations are encouraged to apply through the City of Long Beach’s Vendor Portal by 11:59 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 7.

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Selected organizations will be awarded between $5,000 and $150,000 in CARES Act funding for reimbursement of activities. No new programming will be funded through this Request for Proposal (RFP).

 

Click here for more information.

 

RFP for City of Long Beach Black Health Equity Fund

 

The City of Long Beach is seeking proposals to develop collaborative partnerships among Black-serving provider agencies to promote health and wellness among Long Beach Black residents, who are disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Eligible organizations are encouraged to apply through the City of Long Beach’s Vendor Portal, PlanetBids, by 11:00 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 7.

 

This Program provides up to $600,000 to support Black-serving nonprofit organizations and microbusinesses for service delivery to the Long Beach Black community to reduce the impact of COVID-19 for Black residents. This funding also will provide direct relief funding for Black-serving nonprofit organizations and microbusinesses (defined as less than $150,000 in annual revenue) who have been impacted by COVID-19.

 

Other initiatives to support Black Health are addressed in separate programs and include a Mental Health provider program and a Black Health Collaborative in collaboration with California State University Long Beach.

 

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Long Beach Early Child Care Provider Grants 

 

TNP is partnering with The City of Long Beach to administer Grants for licensed Early Child Care Providers. Grants will be issued to support the purchase of supplies to meet the new State and County COVID-19 childcare protocols. Grants range from $500-$10,000, open to both home and center-based providers impacted by COVID-19.

 

Approved items for the early childhood grants include art supplies, additional furniture, developmental supplies, room partitions, cleaning supplies, hanging material, storage containers, food serving material and other items specific to the needs of child care and education under COVID-19 guidelines.

 

All licensed, non-profit, or small business, childcare providers, operating within the city limits of Long Beach, who are open or able to open by December 1st are eligible to apply. Applications will be reviewed and awarded weekly until funding is distributed.

 

Providers are eligible to receive one of the available grants, based on the total number of children they serve. Provider or organization’s size will be determined by the licensed capacity of children served, not current numbers of children served under COVID-19 capacity.

 

Applications are now open. For more information and to apply click here. The application period will close at 11:59 p.m. on January 6th, 2021 for expenses incurred between August 1, 2020 and December 30, 2020. This grant application is available in English, Spanish, Khmer, and Tagalog. Child Care providers who need assistance with the application or to request an electronic or printed version, please contact TNP at (562) 888-6530 or email support@tnpsocal.org.

 

 

THE NONPROFIT PARTNERSHIP CAN PROVIDE TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE FOR THESE GRANT OPPORTUNITIES AND FOR CAPACITY BUILDING NEEDS.

 

Through the generosity and support from The California Endowment and Long Beach Forward, Long Beach nonprofits can access technical assistance/support to complete any of the applications listed above by requesting help here.

 

 

 

LONG BEACH CENTER FOR ECONOMIC INCLUSION

 

Due to the health and economic crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Long Beach Center for Economic Inclusion (LBCEI) Board of Directors authorized an emergency response plan to redirect program funding to serve low-income working families and underrepresented small businesses most affected. The Emergency Response programming will direct $250,000 into low-income communities in North, Central and West Long Beach in four areas of need: 1) Food Security, 2) Small Business Support, 3) Digital Inclusion and 4) Housing Support Services.  Visit https://lbcei.org/inthistogether/ to find out more.

 

PAYCHECK PROTECTION PROGRAM

 

The Paycheck Protection Program is a loan designed to provide a direct incentive for small businesses to keep their workers on the payroll. The US Small Business Administration will forgive loans if all employees are kept on the payroll for eight weeks and the money is used for payroll, rent, mortgage interest, or utilities.  Apply through any existing SBA 7(a) lender or through any federally insured depository institution, federally insured credit union, and Farm Credit System institution that is participating. Other regulated lenders will be available to make these loans once they are approved and enrolled in the program. You should consult with your local lender as to whether it is participating in the program. Find out more at https://sba.gov/funding-programs/loans/coronavirus-relief-options/paycheck-protection-program.

 

 

LOS ANGELES COUNTY EMPLOYER ASSISTANCE GRANT FUND

 

Los Angeles County has launched a new $500,000 grant fund for businesses and nonprofits. Grants up to $10,000 are awarded based upon demonstrated need.  Applicants must be for-profit corporations or non-profits with a for-profit activity, must have between 2 and 50 full-time employees, less than $2 million in gross receipts or annual revenue, and must demonstrate significant economic hardship as a result of COVID-19.  The applications portal has closed, but you may still request placement on the waitlist at https://workforce.lacounty.gov/. For more information go to https://workforce.lacounty.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/wdacs-covid-grant-fact-sheet-r3.pdf.

 

LOS ANGELES COUNTY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION

 

The Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC) provides an online Coronavirus Response and Recovery Resource Guide to help for-profit and non-profit employers of every size, as well as their employees in LA County, survive and recover from the increasingly devastating economic impacts of the necessary government restrictions imposed to slow the transmission of COVID-19.

 

LOS ANGELES REGIONAL SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CENTER NETWORK

 

Obtain funding options and legislative updates through the Los Angeles Regional Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network’s COVID-19 Response Guide.  The SBDC also offers information on applying for Small Business Administration loans.  Click here to view the presentation.

 

 

CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, LONG BEACH

The CSULB College of Business, through its Legal Studies in Business Program and Legal Resource Center, is offering an online Certificate in Business that provides comprehensive instruction on laws and procedures relevant to small business entities. The course is FREE,  begins March 1, 2021, and includes eight weeks of online instruction and access to materials.  Registratio closes  January 31 2021.  Contact the College of Business here for more info and to request enrollment.

 

CALNONPROFITS

 

For statewide resources, advocacy and support relating to the COVID-19 pandemic, visit https://calnonprofits.org/publications/article-archive/683-a-few-resources-for-nonprofits.

 

NATIONAL COUNCIL OF NONPROFITS

 

Stay informed on policy, share proven practices and find solutions through this nationwide resource. Visit https://councilofnonprofits.org/nonprofits-and-coronavirus-covid-19 for COVID-19 support.Miller

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