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Port Announces Fall Call for Community Sponsorships

Applications for Port funding support open Sept. 1-30

August 24, 2018

The Port of Long Beach will accept applications Sept. 1-30 for its Community Sponsorship Program, offering nonprofit organizations the opportunity to apply for funds for community events and activities that help inform residents about the Port while making Long Beach a better place to live and work.

Last April, in the second call of the 2018 fiscal year, Harbor Commissioners awarded 124 sponsorships totaling $353,850 to community organizations. The groups receiving funding represented a wide cross-section of areas and supported causes such as the arts, environment, social justice and historic preservation. Community groups can submit their sponsorship funding requests online from Saturday, Sept. 1 through 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018.

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.

Photo Caption: A Port college intern passes out sunglasses at the Uptown Jazz Festival.

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