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Port Sponsorship Applications Open March 1

Community organizations encouraged to apply for funds

February 13, 2020

Nonprofit organizations are invited to apply for the Port of Long Beach’s Community Sponsorship Program, which funds community events and activities that help inform residents about the Port.
 
Community groups can submit sponsorship funding requests online from Sunday, March 1, through 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 31, 2020. Applicants are advised to plan well in advance. 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 the list of funded events will be announced in May. Sponsorships for the March call are generally for events and projects taking place June 1 and later. For the September call, sponsorships are generally for events and projects Dec. 1 and later.
 
Applications are judged on how the proposed events and activities can help the Port inform the community of its critical role as an economic engine and job creator. For more information on the Port’s Community Sponsorship Program and how to apply, go to www.polb.com/sponsorship.
 
Last September, for the first call of fiscal year 2020, Harbor Commissioners awarded 124 sponsorships totaling $376,000 to community organizations advancing causes such as the arts, environment, social justice and historic preservation.

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