Port Announces Fall Call for Community Sponsorships
Funds support groups promoting arts, social justice, environment
August 30, 2017
The Port of Long Beach will soon begin accepting applications for its Community Sponsorship Program, offering local non-profit organizations the opportunity to apply for funds 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 April, in the second call of the 2017 fiscal year, Harbor Commissioners awarded 136 sponsorships totaling $372,500 to local community organizations. The local groups receiving funding represented a wide cross-section of the city and supported causes such as the arts, environment, social justice and historic preservation.
Community groups can submit their sponsorship funding requests from Friday, Sept. 1 through 4 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 29, 2017.
Applicants are advised to plan ahead for their events — after the application period closes, it will take about 45 days before recommendations will be sent to the Board of Harbor Commissioners for a decision. It is expected that funding will be awarded in mid-November.
Applications are judged on how they can help the Port inform the community of its critical role as an economic engine and jobs creator.
For more information on the Port’s Community Sponsorship Program and how to apply, go to www.polb.com/sponsorship.