Long Beach: Investing in our Youth
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Release Date: 2022-06-23

I'm excited to announce that Long Beach and our Office of Youth Development are launching two grant opportunities to help young people in our city most impacted by COVID-19, chronic health conditions, crime and poverty. This program is funded by Measure US which voters in our city approved in 2020 and is already being used to invest in our environment and our next generation.

You can find more information on these programs and apply for funding here.

The two grant opportunities launching are:
  • The Youth 100 Fund which will provide mini-grants of between $500 and $2,000 to groups working in our community to advance youth engagement. These include opportunities for both formal non-profits and informal groups like student, parent and neighborhood organizations.
  • And the Midsize Learning Community which will provide $10,000 for single organizations and $25,000 for collaborations between organizations working to advance the goals of the City's Youth and Emerging Adults Strategic Plan — especially physical, mental and emotional health, planning for the future, community care and transportation.

In addition to these grant opportunities, we will be offering additional funding to support youth in Long Beach through our Health Department by the end of this summer. I'm grateful to the Nonprofit Partnership which is helping to manage the distribution of these grants and to Long Beach voters for choosing to make this strong investment in our future.

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Thank you and Go Long Beach,
Mayor Robert Garcia

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