Purposes at the moment are accessible for the town of Lengthy Seaside’s Small Enterprise Transition and Expertise grants, which are supposed to gradual the hemorrhaging of the town’s entrepreneurs by offering monetary assist for native companies harm by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The town has allotted $3.Three million for the help program funded by greater than $40 million in CARES Act monies awarded by the federal authorities. This system is a part of the CARES Act spending plan accepted by the Metropolis Council in July and permits for working capital grants of as much as $5,000 and expertise grants of as much as $2,000.
“The city remains committed to supporting our small businesses and the groups that have been impacted most by the pandemic,” Mayor Robert Garcia mentioned in a press launch. “These grants will provide much-needed financial support during this unprecedented crisis.”
Eligible expenditures for working capital grants embody hire, stock, payroll, private protecting gear, and furnishings, fixtures and gear that permit the enterprise to function safely. Expertise grants can fund contactless cost techniques, queuing techniques, web site improvement, and digital advertising and promoting.
Along with grants, the town is internet hosting small enterprise outreach pop-up occasions 5 days per week by way of October 30. The occasions present companies one-on-one, in-person assist to finish the grant utility and study different enterprise and group assets.
On account of poor air high quality attributable to close by wildfires, the pop-up occasions are being held at The WorkPlace, situated at 4811 Airport Plaza Drive, Monday by way of Friday from eight a.m. to four p.m. In line with metropolis workers, as soon as given the inexperienced mild from the Lengthy Seaside Division of Well being and Human Companies, the recurring occasions will revert to its unique schedule, which is as follows:
- Mondays, eight a.m. to four p.m., Admiral Kidd Park (2125 Santa Fe Ave.)
- Tuesdays, eight a.m. to four p.m., Admiral Kidd Park; 9 a.m. to four p.m., Michelle Obama Neighborhood Library (5870 Atlantic Ave.)
- Wednesdays, 9 a.m. to four p.m., Michelle Obama Neighborhood Library
- Thursdays, 9 a.m. to four p.m., Mark Twain Neighborhood Library (1401 E. Anaheim St.)
- Fridays, 9 a.m. to four p.m., Mark Twain Neighborhood Library
Fore extra info on the grant program and different enterprise help, go to longbeach.gov/4biz.