Port of Long Beach Seeks Community Sponsorship Applicants

By Karen Robes Meeks

The Port of Long Beach is inviting nonprofit groups to apply for its Community Sponsorship Program, which aims to fund local activities that raise awareness about the port.

Applicants can start submitting their funding requests on March 1. All applications must be turned in by no later than 5 p.m. on March 31. Recommendations will be forwarded to the Board of Harbor Commissioners for consideration within 45 days. Results will be announced in May for events set to take place June 1 or later.

According to the port, applications are judged on how the proposed events and activities can help the port inform the community of its critical role as an economic engine and job creator.”

For more information, visit www.polb.com/sponsorship.

By Sarah Spangler