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Social Services Grant Request for Proposals (RFP)

The City of Long Beach, Department of Community Development has issued a Request For Proposals (RFP) to solicit participants for the Social Service Grant (SSG) Program. Qualified respondents must be nonprofit agencies with at least two years experience in providing social services in Long Beach. The focus of the Social Service Grant at this time is to address the current economic crisis on a local level given the high unemployment rate. Priority will be given to agencies that provide assistance to Long Beach residents who are currently in crisis and have immediate human needs such as food, safety, shelter, and health care. Special consideration will be given to culturally- and linguistically-sensitive provision of services, locally-based agencies (as opposed to nationally-based agencies) and services to youth, senior citizens, women, families, and persons with disabilities. Applicants are encouraged to submit applications that reflect innovative programs to meet new, unmet, or emerging community needs and that incorporate multi-agency collaborative efforts. Applicants approved for funding must be able to document that at least 70% of clients to be served with these funds are extremely low, very low, low-moderate-income persons. The maximum SSG funding that an applicant can request is $15,000. A copy of the SSG RFP can be downloaded by clicking here.

Copies of the SSG RFP and application form may be obtained Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. beginning Wednesday, June 2, 2010 at the following locations:

  • Community Development Department, 333 W. Ocean Blvd., 3rd Floor, Long Beach
  • Neighborhood Services Bureau, 444 W. Ocean Blvd., Ste. 1700, Long Beach
  • Neighborhood Resource Center, 425 Atlantic Ave. Long Beach

Completed proposals must be hand-delivered to the Neighborhood Services Bureau, 444 W. Ocean Blvd. Ste 1700, Long Beach no later than 4:00 p.m. Friday, July 9, 2010.

A mandatory workshop to assist applicants with the preparation of proposals will be held on Wednesday, June 16, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. at the Neighborhood Resource Center, 425 Atlantic Ave., Long Beach.

For more information or to request this information in an alternate format, contact Suzan Simaan at (562) 570-5087 or via email at


The City of Long Beach will conduct and administer the Social Service Grant Program in compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C. 2000d), The Fair Housing Act (42 U.S.C. 3601-3620), The Age Discrimination Act of 1975, Executive Orders 11063, 11625, 12138, 12432, and 12892, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C. 794), and the Americans with Disabilities Act (Title II).

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