‘Long Beach, CA – The City of Long Beach is launching a grant program that will help small businesses pay their commercial rent, if they have lost revenue as a result of COVID-19 and State and Local Health Orders that restricted business operations.
“Small businesses are still recovering from the pandemic and many need more assistance on the road to recovery,” said Mayor Robert Garcia. “This program helps bridge the rent for so many of our mom-and-pop businesses.”
The Commercial Rental Assistance Grant is funded by the third round of emergency grant funds from the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act Community Development Block Grant Coronavirus (CDBG CV-3) allocation. Approximately $1.5 million is available for this program. Grants totaling $4,000 are available to help businesses pay commercial lease payments that are outstanding or will become due in the 2021 calendar year.
The Commercial Rental Assistance Grant application period begins June 11, 2021, at noon and closes Thursday, July 22, 2021, at 5 p.m. To apply, businesses may visit the City’s Commercial Rental Assistance Grant webpage, review eligibility requirements and submit an application and all required documentation.’
Congressional update with Sean Kennedy- Monday, May 3, 2021