Chef’s Brigade Emergency Capital Expense Grant Guidelines

The purpose of these grants is to provide financial support to local restaurants in need of emergency funds for capital expenses or improvements.

Participating Chef’s Brigade restaurants may request funds for capital expenses. 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 are allowed with a limit of $500 per establishment. Other prior purchases are not eligible. Expenses for perishables and alcohol are not eligible.

Restaurants may request financial assistance for capital expenditures and improvements for up to $2000 twice a year per establishment.

Grant deadlines are rolling. Review and award will be completed by the 1st and 15th of the month.

  1. Currently, only active Chef’s Brigade restaurants are eligible to apply for grants.
  2. Costs incurred prior to the date of grant award are not reimbursable under this grant program, with the exception of outdoor heaters.
  3. Chef’s Brigade Grant Review Board reserves the right to reject any applications received and/or negotiate or cancel in part or in entirety grants resulting from application awards.
  4. Chef’s Brigade Grant Review Board reserves the right to establish the number of grant funds awarded, raise the individual grant ceilings, and to award funds to the next highest-rated applicant(s) should funds become available.
  5. Chef’s Brigade hopes to open the grant application process to restaurants not currently enrolled in the brigade.
  1. Grant applications must be made via the application form on this page to be processed correctly.
  2. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
  3. Awards will be determined by Chef’s Brigade grant review board based on assumed relative need and availability of funding.
  4. Applications will be reviewed twice a month and applicants will be notified of application status.
  5. Unsuccessful applicants can resubmit.

Successful applicants should submit invoices for the capital expenditure for reimbursement. Reimbursements can go either directly to the vendor (preferred) or to the grant recipient (allowed).

Grant Application

    When did you begin working with Chef’s Brigade?

    How Much Are Your Requesting?

    Please write a short paragraph explaining the specific capital expenditure for which you are requesting assistance.