City of Long Beach
Public Information Office
411 W. Ocean Blvd,
Long Beach, CA 90802
Long Beach, CA - The City of Long BeachEconomic Development Department is now accepting applications for the Business License Tax and Fee Grant. The grant will cover certain business license taxes and fees for eligible restaurants.
“Long Beach is committed to supporting our local independent restaurants that have been impacted by the pandemic,” said Mayor Robert Garcia. “These grants will provide much-needed financial support to help our city’s restaurants recover from this economic crisis.”
The Business License Tax and Fee Grant will provide financial relief to full-service, independently-owned restaurants by covering costs for the following business license taxes and fees charged by the City of Long Beach between January 1, 2020, and December 31, 2020:
Approximately $1.3 million is available for the new program. The maximum grant available per eligible restaurant will depend on the total taxes and fees each business was charged during the eligible period. Business operators who own multiple eligible businesses may qualify for more than one grant; however, receiving a second grant will be dependent on available funding.
The Business License Tax and Fee Grant will provide support to businesses that meet the following criteria:
Application and Award Process
The grant application opens at noon on Monday, July 26, 2021, and will close at 5 p.m. on Monday, August 30, 2021. The application intake and selection process will include the following steps:
Businesses that require assistance completing a grant application may call the City of Long Beach’s BizCare Hotline at 562.570.4BIZ (4249) or visit one of the BizCare Pop-Ups that provide free in-person support to complete grant applications in multiple languages. The BizCare Pop-Ups are located at various locations throughout the city and operate from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the following schedule:
Information about additional business assistance and resources is available on the City of Long Beach’s Business Support webpage. For the latest information on COVID-19, with details on all that the City of Long Beach is doing to keep our residents safe, visit longbeach.gov/COVID19 and follow @LongBeachCity on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.