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CARES Funding Opportunities for Long Beach Nonprofits, Early Child Care Providers, and Black Health Equity Funding

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NOW OPEN- Due by December 7th
Long Beach Request for Proposals for Reimbursements to Nonprofits Administering Services During COVID-19 Pandemic

The City of Long Beach is seeking to contract with community-based nonprofits to receive reimbursement for providing various resources and services to address the impacts of COVID-19 from March to November 2020.

Eligible organizations are encouraged to apply through the City of Long Beach’s Vendor Portal by 11:59 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 7. Details related to scope areas, eligibility requirements and submission instructions are available at PlanetBids. The City has also developed a video with instructions on how organizations can submit a proposal. 

For this RFP, support includes, but is not limited to: 

  • Food security (i.e. food distribution, food gift cards, food delivery, etc.) 
  • Reducing social isolation for people isolating at home to reduce COVID exposure or for those who became COVID positive (i.e. Friendly caller programs, flyer distributions, warm line operations, etc.) 
  • Mental health programming/supportive services (i.e. Distribution of therapeutic kits for children, virtual support groups, training for providers, etc.) 
  • Provision of educational supports to children 0-18 as a result of virtual    education (i.e. school supplies, developmental supplies, etc.) 
  • Provision of digital access (i.e. Virtual meetings technology, training for  clients to use virtual platforms, technology equipment for children to use  for school or therapy access, etc.) 
  • Provision of or navigation to other basic needs (i.e. Distributions of    toiletries, toilet paper, paper towels, cleaning supplies, PPE, medication  deliveries, diapers, case management, etc.) 
  • Provision of supportive services to assist individuals infected with COVID-19 to safely isolate in their homes 
  • Homeless sheltering and support for persons experiencing homelessness 

Organizations should have demonstrated experience with working with the following groups: 

  • Black/African-American residents
  • Cambodian residents 
  • Asian Pacific Islander (API) 
  • Filipino residents  
  • Latinx residents  
  • LGBTQ+ residents 
  • Limited and non-English speaking communities  
  • Low-income communities 
  • Uninsured individuals  
  • Older adults (60 years and over)  
  • Children (0-18 years old) 
  • Parents  
  • People with different abilities  
  • Individuals with limited internet access  
  • People with underlying health conditions 
  • Residents who have become COVID-19 positive 
  • Those residing in COVID-19 impacted regions (Central, West, and North Long Beach) 

Selected organizations will be awarded between $5,000 and $150,000 in CARES Act funding for reimbursement of activities. No new programming will be funded through this Request for Proposal (RFP). 

NOW OPEN- Due by December 7th
RFP for City of Long Beach Black Health Equity Fund

The City of Long Beach is seeking proposals to develop collaborative partnerships among Black-serving provider agencies to promote health and wellness among Long Beach Black residents, who are disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Eligible organizations are encouraged to apply through the City of Long Beach’s Vendor Portal, PlanetBids, by 11:00 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 7.

This Program provides up to $600,000 to support Black-serving nonprofit organizations and microbusinesses for service delivery to the Long Beach Black community to reduce the impact of COVID-19 for Black residents. This funding also will provide direct relief funding for Black-serving nonprofit organizations and microbusinesses (defined as less than $150,000 in annual revenue) who have been impacted by COVID-19.

Other initiatives to support Black Health are addressed in separate programs and include a Mental Health provider program and a Black Health Collaborative in collaboration with California State University Long Beach.

Eligible majority Black-serving nonprofit organizations and microbusinesses can qualify for the following grants based on the category of service they propose to deliver and can apply for more than one category. The following breakdown demonstrates the categories of services that may be funded.

  • COVID-19 Virtual Training
  • COVID-19 Health Education and Outreach Services
  • COVID-19 Healthy Living and Resource Guide
  • COVID-19 Care Package Delivery Service

In addition to the direct services indicated above, Direct Relief Funds also will provide direct relief funding via working capital grants to eligible nonprofit organizations and microbusinesses.

Details related to scope areas, eligibility requirements and submission instructions are available at PlanetBids. The City has also developed a video with instructions on how organizations can submit a proposal.

Here’s the link to the City’s Purchasing Division page which contains more info and the PlanetBids link. Interested applicants are required to register for PlanetBids with the link found on this page under HOW TO PARTICIPATE.

Once registered, this is the direct link to the PlanetBids portal. After entering this portal, you will use Key Words to search for specific RFPs.

NOW OPEN – Due by January 6th
Long Beach Early Child Care Provider Grants 
TNP is partnering with The City of Long Beach to administer Grants for licensed Early Child Care Providers. Grants will be issued to support the purchase of supplies to meet the new State and County COVID-19 childcare protocols. Grants range from $500-$10,000, open to both home and center-based providers impacted by COVID-19. 

Approved items for the early childhood grants include art supplies, additional furniture, developmental supplies, room partitions, cleaning supplies, hanging material, storage containers, food serving material and other items specific to the needs of child care and education under COVID-19 guidelines.   

All licensed, non-profit, or small business, childcare providers, operating within the city limits of Long Beach, who are open or able to open by December 1st are eligible to apply. Applications will be reviewed and awarded weekly until funding is distributed.  

Providers are eligible to receive one of the available grants, based on the total number of children they serve. Provider or organization’s size will be determined by the licensed capacity of children served, not current numbers of children served under COVID-19 capacity.  

Applications are now open. For more information and to apply click here. The application period for both grants will close at 11:59 p.m. on January 6th, 2021 for expenses incurred between August 1, 2020 and December 30, 2020. This grant application is available in English, Spanish, Khmer, and Tagalog. Child Care providers who need assistance with the application or to request an electronic or printed version, please contact TNP at (562) 888-6530 or email

TNP Can Provide Technical Assistance for these Grant Opportunities and for Capacity Building Needs 

Through the generosity and support from The California Endowment and Long Beach Forward, Long Beach nonprofits can access technical assistance/support to complete any of the applications listed above by requesting help HERE.

FREE technical assistance for organizations serving Best Start Regions. CLICK HERE for more information. 

For questions, please contact us at or 562-888-6530 (voicemails checked daily)

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