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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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The City of Long Beach is seeking a qualified partner that can lead the research and evaluation of the Long Beach Guaranteed Income Pilot Program (Pilot), which will provide a select number of Long Beach families living at or below the poverty line and residing in the 90813 zip code the opportunity to receive $500 a month for 12 months. All criteria and specific details, including project scope, eligibility requirements and submission instructions are available in a Request for Proposal that was launched today and posted on Long Beach Buys. Eligible organizations are encouraged submit proposals through Long Beach Buys, by 11 a.m. (PST) on Oct. 6, 2022. View full press release here.
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The City of Long Beach, in partnership with the Long Beach Unified School District (LBUSD), recently launched its Space Beach Teacher Externship Program, a professional development program for K-12 educators to create streamlined, easy-to-navigate career pathways for students interested in aerospace and related industries.The Space Beach Techer Externship Program is part of a broader Space Beach workforce development initiative, led by the City’s workforce bureau, Pacific Gateway Workforce Innovation Network, that engages youth, employers and educators in work-based learning activities such as speaker series, field trips, student competitions, mentorship, internships and long-term employment placements in the aerospace industry. View full press release here.
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The City of Long Beach is seeking to partner with community organizations to expand existing or launch new Promotora/Community Health Champion (P/CHC) programs that promote education and wellness opportunities across Long Beach communities. P/CHC are community navigators, care coordinators and community engagement champions who focus on increasing community access and connection to health screenings, health education, and mental health and well-being resources. Eligible organizations are encouraged to submit proposals through the City’s procurement platform, Long Beach Buys by 11 a.m. (PST) on Sept. 20, 2022.Specific details related to this Request for Proposal (RFP), including project scope, eligibility requirements, and submission instructions are available through Long Beach Buys. View full press release here.

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