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What does recovery mean for Long Beach?

Long Beach has been a leader on addressing the COVID-19 pandemic. From our quick vaccine rollout to the variety of innovative programs kickstarted under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, we have been preparing to lead Long Beach toward an equitable and just recovery. 

While we focus on recovery, we acknowledge that the COVID-19 pandemic has been devastating and it has exacerbated long-standing inequities in Long Beach. Communities of color, already facing disproportionately negative health outcomes, have suffered the highest coronavirus disease burden and death rates. These communities have also felt the economic fallout of the pandemic acutely, facing additional loss of income and greater-than-average housing insecurity.

As we recover from the pandemic, we want to be intentional with the Long Beach Recovery Act’s millions in federal, state, and county relief funds to ensure an economic and public health recovery. We also want to build resilience in Long Beach communities and prioritize equitable outcomes.

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Two years after the adoption of the Long Beach Recovery Act (Recovery), the City announced today more than $10 million in funding has been awarded to support local businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Small Businesses and Nonprofit Relief Grants included the Restaurant, Brewery and Bar Relief Grant; Personal Services and Fitness Relief Grant; Small Business Relief Grant and the Nonprofit Relief Grant. View full press release here
The City of Long Beach, in partnership with Pacific Gateway Workforce Innovation Network, is seeking a qualified Long Beach-based organization to facilitate outreach efforts with formerly incarcerated community members and their families through the Long Beach Reentry Achievement Program. View full press release here.

The City of Long Beach released the application for the Visual Improvement Program (VIP) Grant, which will support local businesses impacted by crime and vandalism on or after October 1, 2022. More program details, including eligibility requirements and submission instructions, are available on longbeach.gov/smallbizgrantsView full press release here

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