The Port of Long Beach invites nonprofits to apply for the community sponsorship program starting Monday, March 1 through Wednesday, March 31, 5:00 p.m.

The program funds community events and activities that help educate residents about the port. Applications will be judged on how the proposed events can help the port educate the community of its vital role as an economic engine and job creator, the press release said.

All virtual programs are eligible and must follow the same guidelines as traditional live events. Last September, the Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners approved 89 community sponsorships for a total of $ 396,450.

The recipients are expected to be announced in June. Further information or an application is available at polb.com/sponsorship.