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City of Long Beach Small Business Grant Programs

Current Grant Programs:

The Level Up LB: Extreme Small Business Makeover and Grant Program

The Level Up LB: Extreme Small Business Makeover and Grant Program aims to propel small businesses towards success and sustainability. This initiative offers entrepreneurs a unique opportunity to connect with essential support resources and participate in a series of comprehensive workshops aimed at crafting new business and marketing plans. Upon completion of the program, participants become eligible to apply for $10k grants, empowering them to expand their business capacity and enhance resilience.

For assistance with this application, please contact BizCare at 562-570-4249 or 4Biz@longbeach.gov.

Application Open!


Visual Improvement Program Grant

This City of Long Beach Visual Improvement Program (VIP) Grant will provide direct financial relief to local small businesses and nonprofits impacted by crime and vandalism on or after 10/1/2022. Eligible businesses can receive $1,500 to cover repairs to their storefront caused by vandalism.

Grant applications will open February 22 and remain open until funding is exhausted. Grant awards will be issued on a rolling basis to all eligible applicants.

Application Open!



For free application assistance contact the City's BizCare Hotline at 562-570-4BIZ (4249) or email 4Biz@longbeach.gov.  The hotline operates Monday’s through Friday’s from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m


Past Small Business Grant Programs

Fresh Start Grant

Long Beach Recovery Act Small Business and Nonprofit Relief Grants

  • Restaurant, Brewery, and Bar Relief Grant
  •  Personal Services and Fitness Relief Grant
  •  Small Business Relief Grant
  •  Nonprofit Relief Grant

Commercial Rental Assistance Grant

Business License Tax and Fees Grant for Full-Service Restaurants