Zaferia Member Direct Grant Program

Zaferia Member Direct Grant Program (CARES Act Funding)

Members of the Zaferia Business Association,

The Long Beach City Council is making $114,695 of CARES Act Funding available to the ZBA. The ZBA Board of Directors submitted a Scope of Work which was approved on October 13, 2020 that includes utilizing $103,000 for direct grants to members.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

The window to submit the online application is October 15 – November 3, 2020.

Applications submitted after November 3, 2020 will not be considered.

Verification of financial information may be requested.

Determination of grants will be made before November 14, 2020.

Documentation of expenses described in the grant application are required to be submitted before funds are dispersed to recipient ZBA member.

Funds must be spent by recipient ZBA member by December 31, 2020.

A final report of expenditures must be submitted to ZBA management no later than February 1, 2021.

Reimbursement for COVID-19 related expenses incurred between March and October 2020 may be considered for retroactive funding.

A maximum of $10,000 may be awarded.

Grants will be based on the direct effects of the COVID-19 business shut downs implemented by the State of California, the County of Los Angeles, and the City of Long Beach.

APPROVED EXPENSES:

OPERATING Expenses

Rent/Mortgage/Lease

Insurance

Utilities (including phone, internet, telecommunications)

Debt Payments

Essential Staff Payroll

Website/Marketing

Memberships

Equipment Leasing

EQUIPMENT for Reimbursement

PPE

Technology

Furnishings Purchased to Operate Safely (i.e., outdoor items, Plexiglas partitions)

LOST/CANCELLED WORK

Payroll

Events

GO TO APPLICATION

Discussion and Q and A of the ZBA Member Direct Grant program and application process will be held during the ZBA Annual Meeting on October 29, 9:30 – 10 am.

REGISTER TO ATTEND THIS LIVE ZOOM MEETING.  Log-in link will sent in a registration confirmation email.

NOTE: The Board of Directors will review every application submitted in a closed-door session to protect the private information of the applicants. If any Board member has a conflict of interest with an application, they will remove themselves from the discussion and determination of funds with respect to that particular application.

Contact the ZBA Director with any questions at 562-305-7102 or email director@zaferia.org