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City of Long Beach Small Business Grant Programs


Commercial Rental Assistance Grant 

On January 12, 2021, the City Council approved the development of the CRAG. GRAG is funded by the third round of emergency grant funds from the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act Community Development Block Grant Coronavirus (CDBG CV-3) allocation. CRAG will provide financial relief to small businesses located in low-to-moderate income areas that have lost revenue as a result of COVID-19 and State and Local Health Orders that restricted business operations.  Approximately $1.7 million is available for this program. Grants totaling $4,000 are available to help businesses pay commercial lease payments that are outstanding or will become due in the 2021 calendar year. 

The Commercial Rental Assistance Grant application is now closed. 




Business License Tax and Fees Grant for Full-Service Restaurants 

The BLTF Grant will provide financial relief to full-service, independently owned restaurants by paying certain business license taxes and fees charged by the City between the period of January 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020. Approximately $1.3 million is available for the BLTF Grant.

The Business License Tax and Fees Grant for Full-Service Restaurants application is now closed.