Long Beach, CA
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File #: 20-0440    Version: 1 Name: CM - California Green Business Network (CAGBN) funding
Type: Contract Status: CCIS
File created: 5/4/2020 In control: City Council
On agenda: 5/19/2020 Final action: 5/19/2020
Title: Recommendation to authorize City Manager, or designee, to execute an agreement, and any subsequent amendments, with the California Green Business Network to receive $16,397 in grant funds, to continue the Green Business Certification Program; and Increase appropriations in the General Grants Fund Group in the City Manager Department by $16,397, offset by grant revenue. (Citywide)
Sponsors: City Manager
Attachments: 1. 051920-C-3sr.pdf
TITLE
Recommendation to authorize City Manager, or designee, to execute an agreement, and any subsequent amendments, with the California Green Business Network to receive $16,397 in grant funds, to continue the Green Business Certification Program; and

Increase appropriations in the General Grants Fund Group in the City Manager Department by $16,397, offset by grant revenue. (Citywide)

DISCUSSION
On March 6, 2018, the City of Long Beach (City) submitted an application for the California Green Business Network (CAGBN) New Community Grant, which provides funding to new Green Business Recognition programs joining the network. The CAGBN works with small- to medium-sized businesses to create a vibrant green economy. Led by a coalition of cities and counties, the CAGBN helps make communities healthier and more livable, while also conserving resources and saving money.

The Long Beach Green Business Program (Program) was recently awarded $16,397 for existing programs from CAGBN in the 2019-2020 funding round, which will be the third annual grant for the program.

The City will continue as a sub-grantee under the CAGBN to carry out its mission of certifying green businesses. CAGBN requires that existing programs under this grant certify at least 20 businesses during the funding period (May 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021).

The Program will continue in partnership with other City departments, utility providers, and the business community. The Program is supported by the Environmental Services Bureau in Public Work Department, Long Beach Water Department, Economic Development Department, Energy Resources Department, and Southern California Edison. These partners help provide technical support to businesses in meeting program requirements and collaborate in outreach efforts to the business community.

Green Business Certification will continue to be provided free of charge to all Long Beach businesses, and the program will continue to connect businesses with any resources an...

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