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State-by-State Restaurant Financial Resources Are Just a Click Away

With a fresh stimulus package uncertain, it pays to check fund availability in your area.

As lawmakers at the federal level debate a second round of COVID-19 economic stimulus money, restaurant operators are looking for financial answers. 

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (known as the CARES Act) provided $2.2 trillion in aid throughout the United States in March 2020. A portion of that money helped businesses with payroll costs and designated money for relief grants to be managed at state, county and local levels.

CARES Act relief funding application deadlines vary by community. Some areas are no longer accepting applications, while others have deadlines approaching. Whether you have applied or plan to apply, there are many questions.

To find the status in your area, it’s worth checking your city or county website for local small business grants and support. Also make sure to contact your local Chamber of Commerce or Restaurant/Hospitality Association for updates and opportunities. 

Stay tuned to the Small Business Administration for news and information about taking advantage of state and federal resources. 

To help you keep up to date, we have assembled links to the latest information at the national and state levels:

National Resources
Restaurant Opportunities Centers United
Southern Smoke Foundation 
USBG National Charity Foundation
One Fair Wage Service Worker Emergency Fund
Restaurant Workers’ Community Foundation

Alabama 
Revive Plus Relief Grant Program 
Announcement From Governor 

Arkansas 
Arkansas Ready

Connecticut 
CT Business Reopening and Recovery Center

Delaware
DE Relief Grants

Florida
Miami Area - Miami-Dade County’s Hospitality Industry Grant Program
Florida Department of Economic Opportunity

Georgia 
Georgia Small Business Recovery 
Georgia Restaurant Association 
The Giving Kitchen

Illinois 
IRAEF Restaurant Employee Relief Fund
State of Illinois Business Resources 

Indiana
Indiana Small Business Development Center
Small Business Restart Fund

Iowa
Iowa Restaurant Association 

Kentucky 
Team Kentucky Food and Beverage Relief Fund
Lee Initiative

Louisiana 
Louisiana Small Business Development Center

Maine
Taste Maine Restaurant Relief Fund
Maine Economic & Community Development
Maine Path to Recovery
Hospitality Maine

Maryland
Maryland County Business Resources
Montgomery County Restaurant Relief

Massachusetts
Boston High Road Kitchens Restaurant Relief Fund
Resources and Guidance for Businesses

Michigan 
Pure Michigan Small Business Relief Initiative 

Missouri 
Independent Restaurant Workers Relief Fund
Central Missouri Food Service Industry Relief Fund Application
Missouri Department of Economic Development

New Hampshire
Hospitality Employee Relief Fund

New Jersey 
New Jersey Economic Development Authority 
New Jersey Pandemic Relief Fund

New Mexico 
New Mexico Restaurant Employee Assistance Fund
New Mexico Main Street

New York 
ROAR NY
New York City Relief
New York State Restaurant Association 

North Carolina 
North Carolina Workers Relief Fund
North Carolina MURR Program

Ohio
Ohio Restaurant Employee Relief Fund
Ohio Development Services Agency

Oklahoma 
Oklahoma Employee Relief Fund
Oklahoma Department of Commerce

Pennsylvania
PA Hospitality Industry Relief
Pennsylvania Business Support

Rhode Island 
Coronavirus Relief Fund
RI Employee Relief

South Carolina 
Restaurant Relief Funds

Texas 
TX Restaurant Relief Fund
Texas Business Support

Tennessee 
Small Business Resources

Vermont 
Business Resources

Virginia 
Supporting Businesses and Employees 
Virginia Is For Restaurant Lovers

West Virginia 
Small Business Resources 

Wisconsin
Restaurant Resources