Thursday, August 31, 2017

Long Beach Grants Available

By Karen Robes Meeks

Nonprofit organizations in the Long Beach area can now apply for Port of Long Beach grants through its Community Sponsorship Program.

According to the port, the subsidies are for “community events and activities that help the port inform residents about its mission and international trade while making Long Beach a better place to live and work.”

Last spring, 136 sponsorships totaling $372,500 were allocated to local organizations supporting causes from the arts to social justice.

Requests must be submitted by 4 p.m. on September 29.

The Board of Harbor Commissioners will vote on the release of the funds, which is expected to be awarded to groups by mid-November.

Visit for more information about the program and application procedures.