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Our restaurants are vital to the heartbeat of our neighborhood. Here are some resources to help support restaurants through this challenging time.

If you haven’t already, we encourage you to sign up for the NYC Hospitality Alliance newsletter here to be kept up to date on the latest restaurant information regarding policies, best practices, changes in the industry and more.

The National Restaurant Association offers a Guide to Re-Opening here

Restaurant Response Program NYC nonprofit Rethink Food’s Restaurant Response Program is designed to address food access challenges in this difficult time. Up to 30 restaurants in the City will be selected and eligible to receive up to $40,000 to keep their doors open while expanding the  mission of Rethink Food. Learn more information here.

ROC Relief The Restaurant Opportunities Center is offering financial assistance to restaurant workers in this time of crisis.. Apply here.

One Fair Wage Help The One Fair Wage Campaign is building a fund for tipped and service workers affected by COVID-19. Notably, the application is also available in Spanish. Apply here. 

Bartender Emergency Assistance Program The United States Bartenders’ Guild is offering emergency financial assistance for bartenders facing financial hardship. Membership in the Guild is not required to apply. Learn more and apply here.

RWCF COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund This fund will set aside financial aid for both small restaurants and affected staff. More information here.

James Beard Foundation Relief Fund The James Beard Foundation will be opening a fund for restaurants affected by COVID-19. Details here.

Restaurant Employee Relief Fund This fund by the National Restaurant Association Education Foundation is raising money to that will go directly to restaurant employees affected by the Coronavirus. Applications open tomorrow, April 2nd, and each eligible applicant will receive a one-time grant of $500. More here.