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Restaurants Care Resilience Fund

This grant is provided by SoCalGas, PG&E, and SDG&E

  • Grant Amount

    $5K
  • Open date

  • Application Deadline

  • Grant Frequency

    Twice a Year

About This Grant

The Restaurants Care Resilience Fund is accepting applications June 15-30, 2024. Independent restaurants and commercial caterers are invited to apply for $5,000 to build resilience – technology upgrades, equipment upgrades, employee training/retention, and unforeseen hardship. Let’s make restaurants more resilient!

They anticipate awarding $5,000 grants to 278 small businesses. We encourage you to apply!

How You Can Use the Funds

  • Kitchen equipment
  • Technology upgrades
  • Employee training and bonuses
  • Unforeseen hardship

Documents Required

  • W-9 Form
  • How would you use the funds? Eligible categories are: kitchen equipment, technology upgrades, employee training and bonuses, unforeseen hardship
  • Government issued photo ID of the owner: such as a driver’s license or passport
  • A single annual report or statement for 2023 showing gross revenues of all units (ex: P&L)
  • A picture that captures your restaurant business – your crew at work, your restaurant, owners, etc. The photo may be used for marketing purposes.
  • Response to the questions: How would you use this grant? How would this make your business more resilient? What’s one thing you want people to know about your restaurant? (500 words maximum)

Eligibility Requirements

  • Independent restaurants or commercial caterers located in CA owned by a CA resident
  • Must be an independently-owned, for-profit business including sole proprietorships, LLC's or Corporations that are not publicly traded (not part of a large chain or franchise); nonprofits are not eligible to apply.
  • 1-5 units
  • Under $3 million in annual revenue (combined revenue for all units/concepts)
  • Have been open for at least one full year
  • Currently open
  • Commercial customer of PG&E, SoCalGas, or SDG&E. You must upload a utility bil that says "commercial customer".
  • Businesses must serve food and beverage. Example, a coffee shop that only serves coffee would not qualify. But a coffee shop that serves scones and muffins would.
  • Restaurants must be brick and mortar, open to the public, have regular operating hours, and serve both food and beverage.
  • If you received a grant from the Resilience Fund in the past, you are eligbile to apply again. Howeer, priority will be given to those who have not received funding from us in the past.
  • Note: members of the STATE boards of the California Restaurant Association and California Restaurant Foundation are not eligible