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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release # 102020-3
City of Long Beach to Offer New Nonprofit Grants
Nonprofit Relief Grant and Telehealth License Grant Application are Now Open
Eric Romero
Project Manager

Long Beach, CA - Applications are now available for two new City grants designed to support nonprofit organizations located in Long Beach. These grants will provide general operating support to nonprofits that have been financially burdened by COVID-19 and help nonprofit mental health agencies obtain a telehealth subscription.

“Our non-profit community has stepped up to provide critical services during this pandemic,” said Mayor Robert Garcia. “We look forward to providing these groups with critical funding to continue the work.”

CARES Act Nonprofit Relief Grant
The CARES Act Nonprofit Relief Grant will support existing Long Beach nonprofits experiencing financial hardship due to COVID-19. Eligible nonprofits may apply for grants that provide working capital to maintain their operations and enable them to continue to provide services to the community. A total of $200,000 is available to issue grants that cover eligible expenses related to COVID-19. Nonprofits with annual operating revenue greater than $500,000 will be eligible to apply for a $10,000 grant and nonprofits with annual operating revenue less than $500,000 will be eligible to apply for a $5,000 grant.

The following is a summary of the eligible expenditures for the Nonprofit Relief Grant:

  • Commercial rent
  • Inventory
  • Payroll
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Furniture, fixtures and equipment that help nonprofits safely operate during COVID-19
  • Technology solutions that help organizations safely operate and transition to digital services

CARES Act Telehealth License Grant
This funding opportunity is for Long Beach nonprofit mental health agencies to subscribe to a telehealth license to administer mental health services online. This will increase access to mental health services for Long Beach residents who are uninsured or underinsured, while adhering to Safer At Home orders during the COVID-19 pandemic. Nonprofits must currently lack a telehealth subscription. $30,000 in grants are available on a first-come, first served basis, with each organization eligible for $2,000.

The application period for both grants will close at 11:59 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 6. Nonprofits are encouraged to visit the CARES Act Nonprofit Relief Grant and Telehealth License Grant webpage to learn more about these opportunities and complete their online application. The City’s Business Hotline, 562.570.4BIZ (4249), is available from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., weekdays, for additional information or support in completing grant applications.

In July 2020, the Long Beach City Council approved a spending plan for the City’s Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act funds, which allocates funding for community support efforts, including nonprofit grants.

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