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 first call for FY 2016-17 applications was Sept. 1-30, 2016, which will be followed by a second call in March 2017.
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 beginning in March 2017; you may also download a sample application here
List of organizations funded in the first call for FY 2017 sponsorships