Business Start-Up Microenterprise Grant


The Business Start-Up MicroEnterprise Grant is designed to assist new businesses by providing federal grant funds in an effort to defray costs associated with the starting of the business. The program may provide up to a $2,000 reimbursement grant to eligible businesses.

Criteria for Eligibility

  1. The business is located outside the boundaries of the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) target areas. Call (562) 570-6866 to verify site eligibility.
  2. Applications to participate in the program are submitted within the first year of business operations.
  3. The new business is located in a commercial storefront located on the ground floor of a building with an individual address and an entrance accessible to the public.
  4. The business owner must complete a one-on-one consulting session with the Small Business Development Center (SBDC).
  5. No more than 5 employees (4 employees plus business owner).
  6. Business owner must be an individual/sole proprietor only.
  7. Must be open to the public and licensed in the City of Long Beach.
  8. Copy of identification (DUNS Number) is required.
  9. All City of Long Beach fees must be paid prior to receiving a rebate.
  10. All business owners must show proof of income (see Income Eligibility Form for details).
  11. Other restrictions may apply.

For a copy of the program flyer, please click here.

For a copy of the eligibility form, please click here.

Completed and signed eligibility forms can be mailed to:

Business Start-Up Microenterprise Grant
100 W Broadway, Suite 550
Long Beach, CA 90802




For more information contact the $2,000 Business Start-Up Microenterprise Grant Coordinator at (562) 570-6866.