SOBEWFF & FIU Chaplin School Hospitality Industry Relief Fund
On August 4, as part of the Miami-Dade County Business Grant Program, Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez provided the Fund with a $5 million grant to be earmarked and distributed to eligible hospitality employees who work in Miami-Dade County. As a result, this next round of funding will specifically support employees of independently owned and operated restaurants, hotel restaurants, bars and caterers in Miami-Dade County whose businesses have been significantly impacted during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Grants will be provided to eligible establishments that have had to temporarily cease operations, lay off employees or whose businesses have been severely diminished due to locally mandated closure orders. Financial support will enable those owners to provide continuity of compensation to employees who have been furloughed, laid off or whose incomes have been significantly reduced due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The disbursement of funds from this new grant will be processed by United Way of Miami-Dade. Eligibility criteria can be found here. Applications will be accepted beginning today, Wednesday, August 12 at 12 p.m. EST and can be found here along with Miami-Dade County eligibility requirements.