Chef’s Brigade Emergency Capital Expense Grant Guidelines
The purpose of these grants is to provide fast and immediate financial support of up to $1500 to Orleans Parish restaurants in need of emergency funds for capital expenses or improvements. The initial grant cycle will be limited to Chef’s Brigade partner restaurants in order to refine procedures and determine need.
Chef’s Brigade partner restaurants may request funds for capital expenses including outdoor heating equipment. Capital expenses include the purchase of fixed assets, such as business equipment or upgrades to facilities. Generally, grants will be made as one-time awards, not for ongoing projects or activities that require ongoing grant commitment, such as equipment leasing.
Invoices for outdoor heaters purchased prior to grant application until October 1, 2020 are allowed with a limit of $500 per establishment which counts towards the $1500 total possible award. Other prior purchases are not eligible. Expenses for perishables and alcohol are not eligible.