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File #: 22-0560    Version: 1 Name: CM - LBRA Council Authority
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 5/2/2022 In control: City Council
On agenda: 5/17/2022 Final action: 5/17/2022
Title: Recommendation to authorize City Manager, or designee, to disburse direct relief grants for the Long Beach Recovery Act (LB Recovery Act) programs, consistent with City Council approval of the LB Recovery Act. (Citywide)
Sponsors: City Manager
Attachments: 1. 051722-R-21sr&att.pdf, 2. 051722-R-21 Corresp.The Nonprofit Partnership.pdf
TITLE
Recommendation to authorize City Manager, or designee, to disburse direct relief grants for the Long Beach Recovery Act (LB Recovery Act) programs, consistent with City Council approval of the LB Recovery Act. (Citywide)

DISCUSSION
Long Beach Recovery Act

On March 16, 2021, the City Council adopted the Long Beach Recovery Act (LB Recovery Act), becoming one of the first major cities to approve COVID-19 recovery programs made possible through the Federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) and other federal and State funding sources. Additional funding adjustments to the LB Recovery Act were made as part of the Adopted Fiscal Year 2022 (FY 22) Budget and periodic adjustments have been brought to the City Council as needed. The LB Recovery Act funding and program details were originally outlined in Attachment A to the March 16, 2021 City Council letter and in subsequent updates brought to the City Council. Since then, over 84 programs have been developed with collective impact and equity in mind focused on the three main funding categories: Healthy and Safe Community, Economic Recovery, and Securing Our City’s Future. Additional information can be found on the LB Recovery Act website.

Direct Relief Grants Disbursement

Of the over 84 LB Recovery Act programs, several are intended to provide economic support to Long Beach businesses, nonprofits, and community members impacted by the health and economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic via direct relief grants in the form of cash assistance payments with limited restrictions and requirements. Examples of LB Recovery Act direct relief programs include, but are not limited to the: Restaurant, Brewery and Bar Relief Grant Program, Personal Services and Fitness Relief Grant Program, Small Business Relief Grant Program, Nonprofit Relief Grant Program, Creative Economy Program, Business License Tax and Fee Grant Program, and Long Beach Guaranteed Income Program.

To facilitate prompt direct payments associated with ...

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