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Local business Minuteman Press created Bounce Back Long Beach, an initiative offering a free local advertising forum for businesses, as well as a free printed COVID-19 awareness and prevention poster. The California Department of Tax and Fee Administration is allowing small business taxpayers to enter into 12-month interest-free payment plans for up to $50,000 of sales-and-use tax liability.
Together with their counterpart, LA Regional Food Bank, they serve the region through the support of USDA and the county’s department of social services to distribute food among their member agencies. Licensed behavioral health clinicians are available to provide culturally-affirming mental health and substance abuse counseling services to uninsured or underinsured Black residents during the pandemic. Other initiatives to support Black health are addressed in separate programs and include a Mental Health provider program and a Black Health Collaborative in collaboration with California State University, Long Beach. For more information, residents can contact the City’s Resource Line at 562.570.INFO , option 5. Certified Green Businesses receive free marketing and promotion through City website and social media channels, free on-site green technical assistance, a certificate and window decal or sticker, and more.

Pacific Gateway offers a variety of services to local businesses, including layoff aversion and rapid response assistance. The ConnectedLB Platform allows Long Beach residents to find low-cost Internet services and computers in their local neighborhoods by entering their zip code. Long Beach residents may qualify for low-cost Internet services and computers based on verification of income status and household participation in public benefit programs. The platform is available in both English and Spanish and is expected to run through April 2021 or until further notice. The Digital Inclusion Resources Hotline is a community connector to digital inclusion resources and services. Digital Inclusion Navigators are available by phone to help Long Beach residents find information about local low-cost Internet service offers, computers and free digital literacy training classes.
The state’s Work Sharing program is an alternative to layoffs to help employers handle temporary slowdowns. It allows staff to receive a portion of their Unemployment Insurance benefits when their hours are reduced. Employers keep all staff, just reduce all their hours proportionately instead of keeping some at 100% while laying off others. If you own a small business, you may receive more favorable loan terms from a lender if your loan is enrolled in the CalCAP Loan Loss Reserve Program, which may provide up to 100% coverage on losses as a result of certain loan defaults. A lender may be more comfortable underwriting small business loans. We strongly believe in the power of community and the importance of tikkun olam.
Groceries will then be put in their backseat or trunk. Food Finders connects donated perishable food to nonprofit pantries and shelters.

The length of time for this suspension will follow guidance and declarations by local, state and federal health and safety officials. The shutoff suspension ensures that all residents can take necessary precautions to protect themselves and continue washing their hands.
Disabled Resource Center, Inc remains active to provide all essential services. All business will be conducted by phone or electronically. All essential services will continue to be provided by phone, online, by electronic mail, and by surface mail.

Donations can be dropped off at the City of Long Beach Multi-Service Center located at 1301 W.
Long Beach Senior Centers will remain open with limited services to ensure we support our most vulnerable community only with appropriate social distancing. The California International Trade Center has compiled a list of resources useful to small businesses whose operations rely upon global trade.
the LGBTQ Center Long Beach has a “Buddy to Buddy” call program for isolated seniors as well as “Grocery and Essential Items” delivery program. Urban Community Outreach is providing rental assistance and rent deposits. Fountain of Life Covenant Church at 2060 Santa Fe Avenue has a food pantry on Thursdays from 9 a.m. Pools of Hope at 6801 Long Beach Boulevard has a food pantry available on Thursdays from 2 p.m. Light and Life Christian Fellowship at 5951 Downey Avenue offers a food pantry on Mondays from 11 a.m. Church One Ministries at th Street has a food pantry available Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. Grant A.M.E Church at 1129 Alamitos Avenue will have a food pantry available on Wednesdays from 9 a.m.

All opinions, conclusions, and/or recommendations expressed herein are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA. Long Beach City College is proud to take a stand and support our undocumented students. The Dream Center is dedicated to serving the AB540 and undocumented student population through advocacy, guidance, and support.
The LA County Department of Workforce Development, Aging and Community Services is providing temporary delivery services to older adults , dependent adults and disabled individuals who can’t leave their homes. They’ll send a taxi at no charge to deliver groceries, household items and necessities. Salvation Army has a food pantry and delivers food boxes to older adults in quarantine as well as families with some restrictions. Pacific Gateway still has their WorkPlace doors open and can help Long Beachers find jobs.

Approved companies within a Foreign Trade Zone can defer, reduce or completely eliminate customs duties on imported products and materials. Long Beach Resources The Long Beach Certified Blue Restaurant Program supports and recognizes Long Beach restaurants that achieve exceptional water efficiency.
The program also offers a $10,000 advance that does not need to be paid back. The Small Business Administration is offering federal disaster loans for working capital to California small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Thank you for donating to the Long Beach Public Library Foundation! Your generosity allows us to support the Long Beach Public Library and encourage literacy and education for all members of the community. In 1996, the Long Beach Public Library Foundation began with a mission to provide support to enhance Long Beach Public Libraries and encourage literacy and education for all members of the community.

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