Grants for Local Restaurants and Non-Home-Based Caterers

For residents of:

Miami-Dade

Provided by:

Miami-Dade County

Ideal for:

Restaurants & Professional Caterers

Grants of up to $25,000 for local, independently-owned and operated restaurants and non-home-based caterers.

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Benefits

  • Grant, which does not to be repaid.
  • Up to $25,000 available to each applicant.
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Eligibility

Eligible Businesses

  • Restaurants or non-home-based caterers with a Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation License to operate as a restaurant or caterer.
  • Restaurants or non-home-based caterers located in Miami-Dade County with a maximum of 50 employees and annual revenue does not exceed $10M.
  • Restaurants or non-home-based caterers located in Miami-Dade County with a maximum of 75 employees and annual revenue does not exceed $15M.

Ineligible Businesses

  • Nightclubs, bars, or mobile food truck.
  • Chain, franchise restaurants, or hotel restaurants owned by hotel.
  • Home based business of any kind.

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Application

The Miami-Dade County Board of Commissioners approved $35 million for the Hospitality Industry Grant (HIG) Program. This program provides financial assistance to local independently-owned and operated restaurants and non-home-based caterers impacted by COVID-19.

Priority is given to businesses that have not been approved or received funds from any institution under the Paycheck Protection Program Loan (PPP) or other federal or state assisted business loan program and have a single establishment. However, all eligible local restaurants and food service businesses should apply.

All applications are completed and submitted online with supporting documentation provided via PDF documents.


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Requirements

Eligibility Documents

  • 2019 tax return; if 2019 not available, submit 2018
  • 941, RT-6, or signed statement from payroll company of number of employees
  • Local Business Tax Receipt (Miami-Dade County and/ or Municipality)
  • Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation License to operate as a restaurant or caterer
  • Bank statements (March to present)
  • Executed lease agreement or mortgage statement for establishment
  • Vendor establishment to get funded if approved – Applicant must upload a current and completed W-9 and a copy of the IRS Letter 147 C or any other official document from the IRS, State or Federal government that certifies the vendor name and EIN (tax ID). 

Reimbursable Expense Documents

  • 100% Reimbursable Personal Protective Equipment – PPE purchases and other associated expenses necessary to comply with CDC guidelines or Miami-Dade County COVID-19 safety orders; proof of purchase via a receipt, or paid invoice
  • 80% Reimbursable Rent or Mortgage – proof of payment via a receipt, or cancelled check; if behind on payments, a notarized letter from landlord or lender stating how many months behind/default and to include specific dates is required
  • 50% Reimbursable Other Expenses – utility bills, licenses, insurance, and perishable food items are allowable expenses needed to keep the business operational, and to safely meet local, state, and federal requirements; proof of payment via receipt, paid invoice, or cancelled check

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