• The City of Long Beach Visual Improvement Program (VIP) Grant

    The City of Long Beach Visual Improvement Program (VIP) Grant

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    Program Overview
    This City of Long Beach Visual Improvement Program (VIP) Grant will provide direct financial relief to local small businesses and nonprofits impacted by crime and vandalism on or after 10/1/2022.
    Eligible businesses can receive $1,500 to cover repairs to their storefront caused by vandalism.

    Eligible Uses of Funds: storefront repairs, boarding costs, insurance deductibles and business operating expenses.

    Grant applications are now open and will remain open until funding is exhausted. Grant awards will be issued on a rolling basis to all eligible applicants. The City is prioritizing the equitable implementation of all Long Beach Recovery Act programs. This program will ensure funding reaches underserved areas by focusing outreach in low-moderate income areas and reserving a minimum of 50% of awards for businesses owned by a person of color or located in a low-moderate income area.

    For free application assistance call the BizCare Hotline at 562-570-4249 or email 4Biz@longbeach.gov. If you need technical assistance with the online application, please email us at visualimprovementprogram-support@livestories.zendesk.com or call us at 1-855-582-3973.

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