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Rebuild Long Beach Relief Fund

On June 16, 2020, the City Council approved a “Rebuild Long Beach Relief Fund” to assist Long Beach small businesses with repair and loss recovery from damages sustained during the evening of May 31, 2020.

Small Business Restart (SBR) Grant Program

The SBR Grant Program is designed to provide relief to help small businesses that were impacted by damages, theft, or vandalism related to the events that occurred on May 31, 2020. Approximately $250,000 is currently available, which will provide grants up to $2,000 to eligible businesses.  This is a citywide program, as eligibility is primarily determined on (a) the business owner’s income for grants funded by Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding, and (b) the Council District in which a business is located in for grants funded by Council District one-time funds.

Eligible Use of Funds

SBR Grant funds may be used for the following purposes:

  • Replacing lost inventory;
  • Making repairs to the exterior/interior of a business;
  • Replacing lost equipment;
  • Repairing damaged equipment,
  • Paying business interruption insurance deductibles; and,
  • Working capital to continue operations.

Program Eligibility

To qualify for a CDBG-funded SBR Grant, applicants must meet the following criteria, including meeting the definition of micro-enterprise under U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) regulations:

  • Must be a for profit business with five Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) employees or less;
  • Must have an active City of Long Beach business license;
  • Must earn no more than 80 percent of the median area income;
  • Must have a business storefront; and
  • Must submit a complete application including all required documentation.

To qualify for a Council District-specific SBR Grant, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Must be located in Council Districts 1, 4, 6, or 7;
  • Must have an active City of Long Beach Business License;
  • Must have a business storefront; and
  • Must submit a complete application including all required documentation.

Business Damage Assessment Form

To begin the Rebuild Long Beach Relief Fund application process please complete the City of Long Beach Business Damage Assessment Form.

After you complete the City of Long Beach Business Damage Assessment Form City staff will be reaching out to you within 48 hours to discuss your application.

Thank you for taking the time to complete this survey and for your patience as City staff review applications and work to quickly reach out to all applicants.  Once your City of Long Beach Business Damage Assessment Form has been reviewed by City Staff you will be contacted to complete the CDBG Application and/or the CD application via email. 


For any questions you may contact us at the Business Hotline and Call Center at 562-570-4BIZ (4249) or email us at 4Biz@longbeach.gov. The Business Hotline and Call Center hours are Monday – Friday 8:00AM – 5:00PM.

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