Measure B Grantees

Measure B TOT Revenue Distribution Policy

On March 3, 2020, voters approved Measure B (TOT), which increased the General Fund portion of the Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT) by 1 percent, effective July 1, 2020, paid by hotel/motel guests. The City Council passed a resolution during its February 18, 2020 meeting to declare their intent to spend revenues generated by Measure B on the City’s arts organizations and the Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center. This measure provides a vital funding source for student arts education programs, community arts, music, cultural programs and organizations, and local museums and theaters. 

The Arts Council for Long Beach (ACLB), governed by a Board of Directors, is the facilitator for arts grants programs, public art, arts education, arts advocacy, and arts programming for the City of Long Beach. The ACLB is a publicly held 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation that receives and distributes public (City and County) funds and raises funds through private donations, foundations, corporate donations, and fee-for-service contracts. City funding is provided through annual contracts for specified services. 


The following organizations are allocated at a defined amount: 

The following organizations receive funding based on actual Measure B revenues. Payments will fluctuate on a quarterly basis:


Long Beach Museum of Art
The Long Beach Museum of Art (LBMA) was founded in 1950 as a municipal art center for the city of

Long Beach Museum of Art

Museum of Latin American Art (molaa)
The Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA) is located in downtown Long Beach, California. Housed in a contemporary structure designed

Museum of Latin American Art