Community groups and organizations can apply for a sponsorship from the Port of Long Beach beginning Sunday.

Sponsorships requests can be submitted online from Sunday, Sept. 1, until 5 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 30.

Last May, Harbor Commissioners awarded 153 sponsorships totaling $419,060 to community organizations advancing the arts, environment, social justice and historic preservation, a release said.

Events for the funding period must take place on or after Dec. 1. All funding is expected to be awarded in mid-November, a release said.

For more information, or to submit an application after Sept. 1, go to

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