To better serve the community, the Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners has updated the Harbor Department’s sponsorship policy, bringing greater accessibility to the program.
The Harbor Department provides sponsorship funds to local groups for community functions and events to help inform residents about the Port. The new policy will continue that process with a greater focus on funding the groups that make Long Beach a better place to live and work.
Going forward, community groups will be asked to submit their sponsorship funding requests during two defined application periods each fiscal year.
The second and final call for FY 2016-17 applications will be March 1-31, 2017. The next call, for FY 2017-18, will be in September.
The scheduled twice-a-year call for sponsorships will give stakeholders a clear process to follow and help in their planning, and a way for the Port to evaluate where its funding will have the greatest impact.
Frequently asked questions about the program
Read the sponsorship policy and guidelines
Apply for a sponsorship from March 1-31, 2017; you may also download a sample application here
List of organizations funded in the first call for FY 2017 sponsorships