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Miami-Dade launches hospitality industry grant program

Applications are now open
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Posted at 11:51 AM, Aug 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-04 11:51:27-04

The application process for the Hospitality Industry Grant program in Miami-Dade county has now begun.

The program was approved by county commissioners, who designated $30 million of the Business Grant Program specifically for the hospitality industry.

“We recognize the hardship this shutdown has placed on the local hospitality community in Miami-Dade County and want to do our part to offset those financial burdens,” said Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez. “We remain committed to balancing the priority of public health with the preservation of our local economy and are pleased to partner with the SOBEWFF and FIU Chaplin School team, along with other community partners, who were among the first to launch and successfully execute hospitality relief initiatives in South Florida.”

Restaurants and non-home-based caterers with a state license to operate as such are eligible to apply. Nightclubs, bars, food trucks, chain restaurants, and restaurants owned by hotels are ineligible.

Priority will be given to businesses that have not been approved or received funds from any federal or state assisted business loan program and have a single establishment. There is a maximum award of $25,000 per establishment.