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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release # 013023-3
City Announces Business Improvement Districts Grant Awards Under the Visual Improvement Program
City of Long Beach Joint Information Center

Long Beach, CA – The City of Long Beach announced a total of $100,000 in new Business Improvement Districts (BIDs) Grant awards, which will support sidewalk activation, special events, and clean and safe initiatives. This program is in addition to the existing LB Recovery Act funding for BID Grants.

“This is an amazing opportunity to help Business Improvement Districts create an environment that attracts more people into local businesses,” said Mayor Rex Richardson. “Our business corridors can use a little extra love as they continue to recover.”

Business Improvement Districts receiving funding include:

  • Belmont Shore PBIA
  • Bixby Knolls PBIA
  • Downtown Long Beach PBIA and PBID
  • Fourth Street PBIA
  • Long Beach Tourism BIA-Downtown
  • Magnolia Industrial Group PBID
  • Midtown PBID
  • Uptown PBID
  • Zaferia PBIA

Grant awards to Business Improvement Districts will be calculated with the same formula used for the previous BID Grants, accounting for the number of businesses served in each district, and funding will be made available as quickly as possible. Business Improvement District activities will be tracked through, reported on, and communicated via the Long Beach Recovery Act website. For more information, visit the Long Beach Recovery Act website at $100,000 will be repurposed from other Long Beach Recovery Act funds. 

This program is made possible by the Long Beach Recovery Act (Recovery Act), a plan to fund economic and public health initiatives for residents, workers and businesses critically impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Additional information about the Long Beach Recovery Act is available at

As part of the City’s efforts following the proclamation of a local homelessness emergency, and discussed by the City Council at the Jan. 24 council meeting, staff will establish grant awards for local business improvement districts that have been affected by impacts potentially related to the
homelessness crisis.

For more information on the City’s efforts to reduce homelessness in Long Beach, people may visit and follow @lbhealthdept and @longbeachcity on social media and follow the hashtag #EveryoneHomeLB.