City of Long Beach
Public Information Office
411 W. Ocean Blvd,
Long Beach, CA 90802
Long Beach, CA - As COVID-19 cases surge locally, regionally and across the state, Long Beach is continuing to offer new resources for businesses in need of assistance during this unprecedented time.
“We are committed to continuing to support our small businesses that have been impacted most by the pandemic,” said Mayor Robert Garcia. “The new Outdoor Dining Grant Program will provide financial assistance to help offset expenses incurred by businesses during this crisis.”
The City of Long Beach Outdoor Dining Grant Program will provide financial relief to Long Beach bars, breweries, distilleries, restaurants and wineries. It will administer grants up to $10,000 to reimburse a variety of existing eligible expenses associated with operating outdoors. Eligible expenses must have been incurred between June 1, 2020 and Dec. 28, 2020.
The Outdoor Dining Grant Prequalification Form opened today, Friday, Dec. 18, and will close on Monday, Dec. 28 at 4 p.m. Grants will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.
To qualify for a grant, businesses must meet the following eligibility requirements:
Use of Funding
All funds must be spent on eligible expenses related to outdoor dining and in response to compliance with COVID-19 Health Orders. Eligible expenses include the following:
Purchases must be made between June 1, 2020 and Dec. 28, 2020. Only existing eligible expenses will be reimbursed. All documentation will be thoroughly reviewed.
To apply for the Program, businesses shall complete the following steps:
Businesses that require assistance completing the online Outdoor Dining Grant Prequalification Form may call the City’s BizCare Hotline at 562.570.4BIZ (4249) to receive assistance or visit one of the City’s BizCare pop-ups. The pop-ups provide business owners or their representatives with free one-on-one, in-person support to complete grant applications and learn about other business and community resources, such as loans and free technical assistance. Multilingual translation services are available on-site at each of the pop-ups.
BizCare pop-ups are currently taking place through Dec. 30, as follows:
For more information about business assistance and resources, people can go to the Business Support webpage or contact the City’s BizCare Hotline at 562.570.4BIZ.
For the latest information on COVID-19, with details on all that the City of Long Beach is doing to keep its residents safe, visit longbeach.gov/COVID19 and follow @LongBeachCity on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.