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    By Dianne Anderson Ever since the last go-round of stimulus dollars, money has been flowing through multiple streams, and will continue over the next two years for those astute enough to grab at it. Jeff Williams, operations director for the Long Beach Center for Economic Inclusion (LBCEI), said that ARPA [American Rescue Plan Act] funding ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Some of the more popular advice that Kayla Booker remembers hearing all the way up through adulthood never panned out for most people she saw in her community, herself included. Going to college, buying a house, and having a family looked good in theory, but seemed out of reach for her generation. ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Community advocate Keith Lilly is not wasting any time lately getting his applications submitted to tap some free grants under American Rescue Plan dollars that continue to flow down to Long Beach nonprofits. But this round of free money has a short shelf life. Deadline to apply is April 15. He said ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Back when Tammy Tumbling created the African American Alliance Fund on Juneteenth of 2020, she came out of pocket with the first $25,000 donation that has since set the tone for something big. It seemed that good people wanted to support the cause, they just didn’t know how to get started. At ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Turkeys and the fixings are overpriced and in high demand but limited supply, leaving slim pickings for providers and nonprofits trying to get a turkey in every pot. Some organizations are calling on community to pitch in, drop off canned goods and nonperishable donations to help make up the shortfall that the ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Every little bit of money up to $25,000 here or there adds up for mom and pop nonprofits waiting to tap whatever new stimulus dollars they may have missed out on the first time around. New grants are coming, but first, the community needs prepare to respond to the RFPs that will ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Time and time again, Black nonprofits have learned to make do with what little they have, toiling the groundwork to reach the community, always digging deeper in pocket. But help is on the way. In the works, a new city software platform to get grants and funding allocated. April Parker said the ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Probably the most motivating reason for starting Parenting for Liberation came out of Trina Greene Brown’s own realization about how she was raising her son, and how the tight reins could do more harm than good. The more she saw all the murders of Black boys, the more fearful she became and ...
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    by Dianne Anderson Flu season isn’t technically here yet, but already COVID-19 Delta cases top the charts at nearly three times as bad as this time last year. Facts are facts, and data from the latest surge of the highly contagious variant is hard to ignore, even as die-hard anti-vaxxers are filling up hospitals nationwide. ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Everyone is asking the same question: Where to get the money? Once they know, the next thought is how. Now that President Biden recently approved the next round stimulus American Rescue Plan, OneOC is helping nonprofits learn to access what’s soon coming down the pike. Mom and pop nonprofits are usually so ...