Restaurants in 6 Northern California counties will soon be able to apply for $3,500 in grant money from the state's largest utility company. PG&E has donated half-a-million-dollars to the Restaurant Resilience Fund, which is aimed at helping small-time restaurant owners weather the storm of the pandemic. The program is in partnership with the California Restaurant Foundation. Grants are available to California resident-owned restaurants with 50 or fewer employees in these Northern and Central California counties: Alameda, Fresno, Kern, Sacramento, San Francisco, and San Joaquin. To qualify, restaurants must be currently open and have had a revenue loss of more than 20% from 2019 to 2020. Funding is intended to be used on payroll and related expenses such as increasing hours and bringing on new hires. In addition to the $3,500 grant, restaurants will receive one year of small business support services.
Click here for the link to the application. The application period for these grants run April 11th until the 18th.