Long Beach Port Calls for Applications to Community Group Sponsorship Program

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The Port of Long Beach is calling on application submissions to its community sponsorship program this September, they announced this week.

The Harbor Department provides the sponsorship funds annually to socially responsible local groups to educate residents about the mission of the port, in addition to improving the city.

Applications will be accepted starting next week—Thursday, September 1, through 30. The next round of applications will kick off in March 2017. Last year’s process resulted in the awarding of $383,000 to community organizations.

“The Port is part of the community and we are investing in local organizations that represent the diversity of Long Beach,” said Harbor Commission President Lori Ann Guzmán in a statement regarding the commission’s selections last year. “These are the kinds of activities and events that bring a community together, and we want to show how the Port is a vital part of the city.”

The commission cautions applicants to plan ahead for their events, as it will take 45 days for the recommendations to be filtered through the Board of Harbor Commissioners for a decision, according to the release.

Click here for a list of previous sponsorship recipients. 

For more information on the Port’s sponsorship program and to apply, go to www.polb.com/sponsorships.

Media Contact: Michael Gold, director of Communications and Community Relations, 562. 283.7711 (office), 562.552.8109 (cell), [email protected]


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