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At TouchBistro, we support restaurants. Always have, always will. In this new era of hospitality, we want you to know that we’re here to help. We’re offering waived fees for products that can help your business adapt, customized solutions for planning your next steps, and practical industry resources for every milestone along the way.

Restaurant Stories of Survival

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Support Finder

Whether you need federal, state, or local assistance, use our support finder to discover initiatives in your area and jump right to the source. Plus, get access to our partner resources and offerings.

Region/State Resource Overview
National U.S. Government Coronavirus Relief Bill Information on United States Government Relief Bill for Restaurants passed by the Senate.
National SBA Small Business Disaster Loans U.S. Small Business Administration portal to apply for Small Business Disaster Loans.
National FDA COVID-19 FAQs U.S. Food & Drug Association forum for Frequently Asked Questions.
National U.S. Congress Coronavirus Aid Bill Reuters breakdown of what is covered in the coronavirus aid bill passed by U.S. Congress.
National U.S.A. Government COVID-19 Homepage General Overview of U.S.A. government response to COVID-19.
National NCSL COVID-19 Related Legislation Overview National Conference of State Legislatures glossary of legislation in every state responding to COVID-19.
National Department of Labor Unemployment Info United States Department of Labor information page, links to State Unemployment Insurance Offices and other important links.
National ROC United Resource List Restaurant Opportunities Centers United list of national and city/state resources available to restaurant workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.
National CARES Act U.S. Government passes the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, the single largest economic relief package in U.S. history at $2.2 trillion.
National Guide to How all 50 States are Reopening New York Times directory of information on how all 50 states are reopening.
National List of States Allowing Restaurants to Reopen List of states allowing restaurants and foodservice/hospitality businesses to reopen.
National CDC Opening Businesses Tool Centers for Disease Control & Prevention database of educational tools for reopening businesses.
National US Foods Reopening Kit US Foods Free restaurant reopening kits.
National Do's and Dont's to Dining Daily Mail's guide to the do's and don'ts of dining at restaurants post lockdown.
National Restaurant Group Health & Safety Tips Momofuku group's online library of healthy and safety guidelines for restaurants.
National Boston Phase 3 City of Boston outline for phase 3 of reopening.
National NRF Coronavirus Resources National Retail Federation Coronavirus Resources.
National States Closing Restaurants Again Eater's list of restaurants closing reastuarants during second wave of pandemic.
National Dining Safety Tips Mayo Clinic safety tips for dining during covid.
National Safe Practice FAQs World Health Organization Frequently Asked Questions portal
National Waiter Safety Guide CNN's guide for waiters and restaurants navigating COVID-19.
National EPA Disinfectant Criteria United States Environmental Protection Agency criteria for workplace disinfecting.
National EPA Disinfectant Criteria United States Environmental Protection Agency criteria for workplace disinfecting.
National Outdoor Dining Guide NBC Philadelphia's guide to outdoor dining safety.
National New York Times FAQs New York Times FAQ section for late summer COVID-19 issues.
National Coffee COVID Resources National Coffee Association of the USA COVID-19 resource center.
National Eater Interactive Guide Eater's interactive guide on how to help restaurant communities during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Alaska Alaska Restrictions Guide A guide to Anchorage's new restrictions on restaurants and bars.
Arizona Arizona Liquor License Law Amendment Arizona Department of Liquor allowing restaurants with bar licenses to deliver alcohol.
Arkansas Arkansas Liquor License Law Amendment Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration makes emergency rule change allowing restaurants to include beer and wine in food deliveries.
California Oakland Business Tax Assistance City of Oakland’s Finance Department will waive late payment penalties on taxes due March 1, 2020 for small businesses impacted by COVID-19.
California San Francisco Tax and Business Licensing Fee Deferred San Francisco deferring payment of quarterly business taxes due April 30, 2020 for businesses.
California COVID-19 Restaurant Resources California Restaurant Association Index of links to COVID-19 related resources.
Colorado Colorado Tax Deferred Tax payment deadlines for Colorado Tax Payers are extended until July 15, 2020, while the interest from the due date of payment until July 15, 2020 is waived.
Colorado Info & Resources Colorado Restaurant Association's webpage with coronavirus info and resources.
Connecticut Connecticut Tax Deferred Connecticut has extended tax filings until July 15, 2020.
Florida Florida Liquor License Law Amendment Florida Government allowing restaurants to include beer and wine in food deliveries.
Florida Guide to Social Distancing South Florida Sun Sentinel's guide to dining with social distancing.
Georgia GRA Guide to Reopening Georgia Restaurant Association guide for reopening restaurants.
Illinois Illinois Tax Deferred Illinois Governor has announced tax filing deadline is extended to July 15, 2020.
Illinois Reopening Guidelines Governor of Illinois issues guidelines for reopening as Illinois goes into phase 4.
Illinois Guide to Dining Out Chicago Tribune guide to indoor dining post COVID-19 lockdown.
Illinois I.R.A. Avoiding Reclosing Illinois Restaurant Association's how-to guide on avoiding reclosures.
Indiana IEDC Business Resource Page Indiana Economic Development Corporation homepage of government run resources.
Iowa Iowa Liquor License Law Amendment Iowa Governor issued proclamation to allow restaurants to temporarily offer liquor and wine delivery with food orders.
Louisiana Louisiana Liquor License Law Amendment Louisiana Office of Alcohol and Tobacco Control are permitting restaurants to deliver packaged wine and beer.
Maryland Maryland Tax Deferred The due date for individual and business tax returns has been extended to July 15, 2020.
Maryland Maryland COVID-19 Resources A list of COVID-19 resources and aid available for small businesses in Maryland.
Maryland Outdoor Dining Aid Baltimore County providing $2.5 million to extend outdoor dining and improve safety practices.
Michigan Michigan Restaurant Promise Michigan Restaurant Promise is a new coalition to uphold safety protocols in the state.
Minnesota Safety Guidelines Government of Minnesota issues updated safety guidelines.
Nebraska Nebraska Reopening Guidelines Nebraska Department of Health & Human Services Restaurant & Bar reopening guidelines.
Nebraska Nebraska Resources Nebraska Restaurant Association restaurant guidance and DHM information in response to COVID-19.
Nebraska COVID-19 Guides Nebraska Department of Health & Human Services guidance documents.
New Jersey Guidelines for Stage of Reopening New Jersey New Jersey state regulations and guidelines for Stage 2 of reopening businesses.
New Jersey Restaurant Aid Government of New Jersey providing $100 million in relief for small businesses.
New York NYC Social Distancing Guidelines New York State Department of Health's official social distancing guidelines.
New York SLA Liquor Laws New York State Liquor Authority's latest liquor legislation.
New York NYC Relief New York City Council approves several bills to aid restaurants.
New York Outdoor Dining Guidelines New York City Council extends outdoor dining privileges and lays out guidelines.
Ohio Ohio COVID Updates Ohio Restaurant Association business impact updates.
Oklahoma Oklahoma Liquor License Law Amendment Oklahoma ABLE Commission has temporarily removed restrictions allowing restaurants to deliver alcohol to people above the age of 21.
Oklahoma Oklahoma Resources KOCO Oklahoma list of COVID-19 related resources.
Tennessee Tennessee Liquor License Law Amendment Tennessee Governor approves bill allowing restaurants to deliver beer and wine.
Texas Texas Serve & Carry Act Texas Governor introduces new bill to boost resources for restaurants.
Texas Coronavirus Resources Texas Restaurant Association Coronavirus Guidance Resources homepage.
South Carolina SCRLA Guidelines for Reopening Restaurants South Carolina Restaurant & Lodging Association set of guidelines for reopening restaurant.
South Carolina Organizational Pledge to Safe Dining Palmetto Priority is a formal commitment to safe eating. Designed to hold restaurants in the state accountable, participating venues will complete a checklist of operational assurances and abide by specific guidelines.
Washington Washington Taxes Deferred Employers who have seen an impact on business due to COVID-19 may request a tax extension from the Washington Department State of Revenue.
Region/State Resource Overview
National Business Interruption Insurance Modern Restaurant Management's information on business interruption insurance.
National/International Facebook Small Business Grant Facebook is making cash grants and ad credits available for eligible small businesses.
National/International COVID-19: Ad credits for Google Ads Small and Medium-sized Businesses Google is making $340 million in ad credits to SMBs worldwide, which can be used towards future ad spend until the end of 2020 across Google Ads platforms.
National Food and Beverage Industry Relief Fund Applications for the James Beard Foundation aiming to provide micro grants to independent food and beverage small businesses in need are temporarily suspended.
National JPMorgan Financial Aid to Small Businesses JPMorgan & Chase is making a $50 million philanthropic commitment to markets to support vulnerable and underserved small businesses.
National Kiva – Low-Interest Loans Kiva allowing small businesses to apply for 0% interest loans up to $15,000.
National Lease Restructuring Modern Restaurant Management's information on how to arrange a rent abatement agreement with your landlord.
National MainVest – Low-Interest Loans A $2,000, 0% interest, 120-day loan for restaurants and brick-and-mortars affected by the shutdown.
National National Paid Leave and Tax Credits Treasury, IRS and Labor announce plan to implement coronavirus-related paid leave for workers and tax credits for small and midsize businesses.
National Paid Sick Leave Foodable reporting on how paid sick leave works for restaurant employees affected by COVID-19.
National Relief Funding and Financial Support Available programs for financial support (both government and not-for-profit).
National Relief funds (COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund) The Restaurant Workers Community Foundation providing financial aid to organizations and providing relief to individuals facing economic hardship/health crisis due to the coronavirus.
National Restaurant Employee Relief Fund Guy Fieri launches relief fund to give $500 checks to restaurant workers affected by COVID-19.
National SMB Loan United States Small Business Administration offering low-interest loans up to $2 million for businesses impacted by COVID-19.
National Yelp - Relief Fund Yelp has a $25 million relief fund aimed at local businesses, offering free products and services and waiving some advertising fees through May 25, 2020.
National Relief funds (COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund) The Restaurant Workers Community Foundation providing financial aid to organizations providing relief to individuals facing economic hardship/health crisis due to the virus.
National NRA Restaurant Employee Relief Fund As of April 10, 2020 the National Restaurant Association's Restaurant Employee Relief fund providing grants for restaurant industry employees who have suffered decreases in wages or loss of employment has temporarily closed applications.
National CORE: Children of Restaurant Employees Offers support for food and beverage restaurant employees with children or with a family member who lives in the same home is diagnosed with COVID-19.
National Lee Initiative Offering meals and essential supplies to any restaurant worker who has been laid off or has had a significant reduction in hours and/or pay.
National COVID-19 Reopening Guide The Restaurant Association has assembled a group of experts to draft guidance for restaurants, to help state goverments and align with opening plans.
National Guide to Safe Restaurant Practices Fast Casual link to receive Free copy of Guide to Making your Restaurant safe again by Synergy Suite.
National VISA SMB Recovery Plan Visa introducing multiple initiatives to help Small Businesses recover from COVID-19 shutdowns.
National Guide to Reopening Businesses National Restaurant Consultants Free Guide Download on tips for Reopening you Business following COVID-19 shutdown.
National Mental Health & Sobriety Resources Food & Wine's list of resources for Mental Health & Sobriety in foodservice industry.
National Dining Etiquette Guide Eater San Francisco's guide to proper dining etiquette once restaurants reopen.
National How COVID-19 Is Shaping Ordering and Payment Restaurant Business Online article on how the Coronavirus pandemic is reshaping the foodservice industry specifically with online ordering and payments.
National NRA Safe Dining Commitment National Restaurant Association ServSafe Dining Commitment will certify restaurants that are following the safety standards laid out by NRA.
National Free Safety Guide Download QSR Web's free guide on how to make your restaurant safe.
National Packaging Safety Guide Reach Further guide to safely packaging products and reopening restaurants.
National Costs of Reopening Eater Detroit's article on the costs of reopening during a pandemic.
National PR Tips FSR Magazine's tips on how to maintain online reputation and beneficial PR practices for restaurants.
National Cleaning Tips Craft Brewing Business tips for cleaning brewpubs, bars and restaurants.
National FSR Sales Tips Fast Casual article on how healthy fast casuals can increase sales amid COVID-19.
National Second Wave Tips Fast Casual article on how to prepare for a second wave of COVID-19.
National Restaurant Survival Tips Fast Casual Article on ways your restaurant can survive COVID-19.
National Eater COVID-19 Library Eater's library of articles focused on COVID-19.
National Food & Wine Reopening Guide The Food & Wine Pro guide to reopening restaurants.
National Ghost Kitchen Resources Modern Restaurant Management's ghost kitchen franchise resources.
National Catering Tips Nuphoriq's tips for navigating the Coronavirus pandemic as a catering company.
National Catering COVID Tips Curate's tips for catering companies to handles COVID-19.
National News Aggregator Tool Food Navigator database for food industry news during the COVID-19 pandemic.
National News Aggregator Tool Food Navigator database for food industry news during the COVID-19 pandemic.
National Small Business Relief Tracker Forbes small business relief tracker, including funding, grants, and resources.
National Restaurant Relief Fund Southern Smoke Foundation is providing relief funds for restaurants in crisis.
National CBA COVID-19 Resources Consumer Brand Association coronavirus resources for businesses.
National Business Resource Center Hello Alice's COVID-19 Business Resource Center.
National COVID-19 Relief Fund Restaurant Workers Community Foundation is providing relief for restaurant workers who are out of work.
National Landlord/Tenant Tips National Restaurant News' tips on how to deal with landlords during pandemic.
National Marketing Guide Unilever's guide on how to market your restaurant during pandemic.
National Go Fund Me List Go Fund Me's list of relief sources for restaurants and food service workers.
National Forbes Relief List Forbes' list of relief funds for laid off restaurants workers.
National Relief Guide by State Restaurant Business Online's state by state guide on relief available.
National Financial Relief How-To We Are Chef's guide on how to get financial relief for restaurants.
National Celebrity Run Relief Article on restaurant relief funds from prominent chefs.
National List of Relief Organizations Food Tank's list of over 50 organization helping restaurants and food workers survive COVID-19.
Alabama Coffee Shop Survival Guide Crimson Cup COVID-19 small business survival guide for coffee shops.
Alabama Sales and Lodging Tax Relief The Department of Revenue is waiving state sales tax late penalties and late payment penalties for lodging taxes to small retail business and restaurants.
Alabama Alabama Small Business Relief Fund West Alabama small businesses with 2 to 50 employees that are experiencing hardship due to COVID-19 can apply for grants.
Alabama Waived Employer Charges related to COVID-19 Waived charges are offered to employers whose employees must file unemployment compensation claims for weeks filed due to COVID-19 related issues.
Arizona Arizona COVID-19 Community Response Fund This fund provides immediate relief to nonprofit organizations in Arizona through immediate relief grants or long-term recovery grants.
Arizona Payment Defferal on Business Loans The majority of banks in Arizona have adopted a payment deferral program for business loans under guidance from banking regulatory agencies.
Arizona COVID-19 Resources Arizona Restaurant Association index for COVID-19 resources.
Arkansas Quick Action Loan Program $3 million has been allocated to provide loans of up to $250,000 for small businesses at zero-interest.
California JFLA Low Interest Loans The Jewish Free Loan Association (JFLA) is offering no-fee and interest-free loans to cover small business losses, lost wages, child care costs, or funds lost.
California One Fair Wage Support Funds One Fair Wage providing cash assistance to restaurant workers and tipped servers affected by the coronavirus and economic downturn.
California Berkeley Business Continuity Funds The first round of funding for Berkeley Relief Fund, which is raising $1 million for emergency relief grants to small businesses, has closed.
California Sacramento Relief Funds/Loans Current applications for the City of Sacramento's zero-interest secured loans for affected businesses are temporarily closed.
California SMB Loan Los Angeles Microloan program offering financing to aid struggling small business enterprises.
California One Fair Wage Support Funds One Fair Wage providing cash assistance to restaurant workers and tipped servers affected by the coronavirus and economic downturn.
California JFLA Low Interest Loans The Jewish Free Loan Association (JFLA) is offering no-fee and interest-free loans to cover small business losses, lost wages, child care costs, or funds lost.
California SCEDC Emergency Business Loan Program South County EDC is offering a one-time, $5,000 no-interest loan to eating establishments in South County, California with repayment due on April 1, 2021.
California WEV's Quick Response Loans Women's Economic Ventures is providing loans of up to $ 10,000 for small businesses residing in Santa Barbara or Ventura County, and owned by women with at least 51% ownership or control of the business.
California Employer Assistance Grant Fund Although the applications for the Los Angeles County Employer Assistance Grant is currently closed, businesses can join the waitlist.
California COVID-19 Layoff Aversion Fund This fund will provide grants to small employers located in Solano County, California experiencing economic stresses in order to prevent potential layoffs or facility closures during COVID-19.
California Small Business Relief Fund Self-employed individuals and small businesses throughout California can apply for technical assistance, as well as loan and grant funding to provide relief and/or liquidity.
California L.A Covid Resources Eater L.A's list of resources for Covid-affected restaurants, bars and foodservice workers.
Colorado Denver Small Business Emergency Relief Denver Department of Public Health and Environment offering small business cash grants.
Colorado COVID-19 Responder Loan Small businesses located in Mesa County, Denver can apply for low-interest loans from $8,000 to $300,000.
Connecticut COVID-19 Info Page Connecticut Restaurant Association COVID-19 updates and information page.
Delaware Hospitality Emergency Loan Program (HELP) Delaware government offering no-interest loans to restaurants, bars and other hospitality industry businesses impacted by COVID-19.
Delaware Resources & Training Delaware Restaurant Association COVID-19 resources and training opportunities.
Florida Miami Worker Relief Funds F+B Hospitality Brokerage providing grants to full-time restaurant workers in Miami.
Florida SMB Loan Florida government offering interest-free loans for small businesses.
Florida Fighting Chance Fund This program provides grants in the form of $5,000 to impacted small businesses physically established in the city of St. Petersburg with fewer than 25 employees.
Florida Small Business Relief Funds Financial grants of $2,500 are available for eligible small businesses in Pinellas Park County, Florida to retain employees and sustain continuity of business operations.
Florida Dine Out Lauderdale Initiative Dine Out Lauderdale Promotion helps Florida restaurants stay afloat through promotional pricing.
Georgia Atlanta Emergency Funding for Small Businesses Atlanta City Council $7 million coronavirus emergency fund will allocate $1.5 million to small businesses.
Georgia Giving Kitchen This fund supports food service workers by providing financial assistance to those in crisis due to an unexpected illness, injury, death of an immediate family member, or housing disaster in Georgia.
Georgia LISC Small Business Relief Grants For small businesses and enterprises in underserved communities, including entrepreneurs of color, women- and veteran-owned businesses experiencing a lack of access to flexible, affordable capital can apply on May 14, 2020.
Illinois Illinois Small Business COVID-19 Relief Program Illinois State Treasury offering relief program to support small businesses and nonprofits.
Illinois Illinois Small Business Emergency Loan Fund Illinois Small Business Emergency loan fund offering loans of up to $50,000 to businesses with fewer than 50 workers.
Illinois Chicago Restaurant Worker Relief campaigns Hospitality industry employees and supporters have set up online campaigns to help Chicago's Bar and Restaurant workers.
Illinois Hospitality Emergency Grant Program Illinois Department of Commerce donating funds to support working capital and supporting shifts in operations, like increased pick-up and delivery.
Illinois Downstate Small Business Stabilization Program Small businesses of up to 50 employees have the opportunity to partner with their local governments to obtain grants of up to $25,000 in working capital.
Illinois NPO Restaurant Grants Dish Roulette Kitchen offering two $500 grants and industry expertise to minority-owned restaurants in Chicago.
Illinois Illinois Relief Funds Chicago Tribune article detailing relief funds for Illinois restaurants.
Indiana Rapid Response Loan Fund An affordable option for loans of $1,000 to $25,000 with a 3.75% interest rate to be used for employee salaries, insurance premiums, or as a bridge loan.
Indiana Small Business Forgivable Loan Program The program is intended to provide quick access to loans from $ 2,500 to $10,000 for small businesses with 50 or fewer employees in Clark and Floyd Counties.
Indiana Coronavirus Resources Indiana Restaurant & Lodging Association index of Coronavirus resources.
Iowa Iowa Small Business Relief Program Iowa Government's applications for $5,000 to $25,000 grants have closed, while tax deferrals continue in effect.
Kansas Updates & Resources Kansas Restaurant & Hospitality Association links to resources and updates.
Kentucky Support for Small Businesses Lexunite in conjunction the the LEE Inititative providing support for restaurants in Kentucky.
Louisiana Small Business Loan Guarantee Program For-profit small businesses domiciled in Louisiana that employ fewer than 100 employees and have been impacted by COVID-19 can apply until May 29, 2020 for loans ranging from $10,000 to $100,000.
Maine COVID-19 Relief Business Direct Loan Program This program provides direct loans of up to $50,000 for Maine-based business experiencing interruption or hardship due to COVID-19.
Massachusetts SMB Loan Massachusetts State providing a $10 million small business recovery loan fund.
Massachusetts Cambridge COVID-19 Emergency Fund One-time grants from $200 to $1,000 will be made available to Cambridge residents, organizations, and small business that demonstrate loss of opportunity or income.
Massachusetts COVID-19 Resources The Massachusetts Restaurant Association information and resource page.
Michigan SMB Loan The Michigan Small Business Relief Program will provide small business loans, however applications are currently closed.
Michigan Unemployment Grants Applications for the Michigan Hospitality Industry Employee Relief Fund providing $500 grants for employees out of work due to COVID-19 is currently closed.
Michigan Small Business Relief Loan Fund This program offers loan amounts ranging from $5,000 to $50,000 for small businesses with fewer than 100 employees located in Wayne County, Michigan.
Michigan COVID-19 Grant Relief Fund Eligible small businesses can apply for grants from $2,500 to $10,000 given out on a rolling basis.
Minnesota Minnesota Interest-free Emergency Loans Minnesota Government's offer of interest-free loans are temporarily closed.
Montana Small Business Relief Montana Department of Commerce small business relief fund.
New Mexico New Mexico Emergency Loans NMEDD can guarantee a portion of a loan or line of credit up to 80% of principal or $50,000.
New Mexico Coronavirus Resources New Mexico Restaurant Association Coronavirus resources.
New York Syracuse Emergency Loans Syracuse Economic Development Corporation offering emergency loans for small businesses.
New York NCA COVID-19 Emergency Business Relief Program Small businesses in Jefferson, Lewis, St. Lawrence, Clinton, Essex, Franklin, and Hamilton Counties can apply for loans of up to $25,000.
North Carolina North Carolina Recovery Loans Applications for the North Carolina Rapid Recovery loans are still open, but will be reviewed once funding becomes available.
North Carolina COVID-19 Resources North Carolina Restaurant & Lodging Association coronavirus resource homepage.
Ohio Ohio Relief Fund Ohio Restaurant Relief Fund providing help to foodservice personnel.
Oklahoma Tulsa Business Resilience and Recovery Program Up to $50,000 in 0% interest loans for small businesses located in Tulsa County, Oklahoma with fewer than 50 employees.
Oklahoma COVID-19 Resources Oklahoma Restaurant Association Restaurant Industry Recovery homepage.
Oregon Oregon Emergency Business Assistance Program Applications for Beaverton Area Chamber of Commerce grant program has reopened from Monday, May 4 (8 am) to Wednesday, May 6 (5 pm).
Oregon Small Business Relief Fund – Grant Maximum grants of $10,000 to Portland small businesses that are public facing (ex. coffee shop, retail, food service) and experienced 25% or more decline in revenue due to COVID-19.
Oregon Small Business Relief Fund – Loan Small businesses in Portland with $5 million or less in annual gross revenue may be eligble for loans up to $50,000 at 0% interest rate.
Oregon Announcements & Resources Oregon Restaurant & Lodging Association homepage for COVID-19 announcements and resources.
Oregon COVID-19 Resources Travel Portland resources & information for business owners.
Pennsylvania Penn DCED COVID-19 Working Capital Access Program Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development offering loans for affected small businesses.
Pennsylvania Penn DCED COVID-19 Working Capital Access Program Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development offering loans for affected small businesses.
Pennsylvania COVID-19 Resources Pennsylvania Restaurant & Lodging Association information and resource homepage.
Rhode Island Rhode Island Office Program Resource Governor partnered with Microsoft to provide Web-based Microsoft Office applications to Rhode Island small businesses, free for six months.
Texas Austin Economic Injury Bridge Loan Program Applications for loans of up to $35,000 which can be used for rent, payroll and debt, will close on May 8, 2020.
Texas Texas Event Permit Fee Refunds Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission offering refunds for Event Permit Fees due to coronavirus-related event cancellations.
Texas Austin Economic Injury Disaster Program Austin City Council offering capital loans for affected businesses.
Texas Texas Restaurant Relief Funds A fundraising initiative to raise money to support Texas' independently owned restaurants.
Texas Texas Event Permit Fee Refunds Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission offering refunds for Event Permit Fees due to coronavirus-related event cancellations.
Texas Texas Restaurant Association Restaurants can sell perishable and non-perishable retail products for sale.
Texas Comfort Food Care Package Program Restaurants can sign up to provide Comfort Food Care package to youth and families in need. Consumers order/donate through local restaurants and pay for the meal to be prepared and delivered.
Texas Greater Houston COVID-19 Recovery Fund Aims to aid the most vulnerable neighbors and nonprofits in the Houston area through the COVID-19 pandemic and the economic aftermath.
Texas Business Recovery Loan Program The program provides a 180-day, low interest single-pay note to businesses, with a fixed rate of 3.25% APR through June 30, 2020.
Texas UTSA Food for Thought Webinars The University of Texas at San Antonio interactive webinar series discussing the future of cuisine and hospitality in Texas.
Utah Salt Lake City Emergency Loan Program Applications for 0% interest loans up to $20,000 as part of the Salt Lake City's Emergency Loan Program are temporarily suspended.
Virginia Virginia Business Grant Applications for Virginia Government Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Rapid Response grant for small businesses is currently closed.
Virginia COVID-19 Relief and Recovery Fund The non-profit Virginia 30 Day Fund provides forgivable loans for Virginia-based small businesses that employee 3 to 30 people.
Washington Amazon Neighborhood Small Business Relief Fund Amazon providing cash grants to Seattle small businesses.
Washington Shared Work Program A voluntary business sustainability program that provides flexibility to retain employees at reduced hours.
Washington Emergency Small Business Relief Loan Program Unincorporated businesses with up to 20 employees located in Pierce County, Washington may be eligble to apply for loans up to $10,000 if they have experienced at least a 25% reduction in revenues due to COVID-19.
Wisconsin Wisconsin Grant Program Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation offering cash grants for small businesses.
Wisconsin Rock County COVID-19 Emergency Small Business Loan Fund Up to $20,000 in loans for small businesses in Rock County, Wisconsin with fewer than 20 staff (re-opened for applications on April 24, 2020).
Wisconsin Dane County Small Business Pandemic Support Program Grants from $1,000 to $50,000 are awarded to small businesses in Dane County, Wisconsin experiencing financial difficulties due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
Wisconsin Indepedent Restaurant Relief Milwaukee Independent Restaurant Coalitiion relief fund that provides small business grants.
Region/State Resource Overview
National Deliverect Waiving Fees, Made Plans Monthly. Deliverect is waiving all set-up & activation fees. They have also made all their subscription plans monthly, and customers can cancel at anytime.
National Freepour Dashboard Services and Fees Suspended The Freepour Dashboard (Liquor & Draft) services & fees will be temporarily suspended for all customers during this period of inactivity.
National Inventory Management Solution MarketMan is an inventory management solution that enables you to keep track of what you really need and eahttps://www.touchbistro.com/co/blog/plan-de-comunicacion-covid-19sily reorder from vendors – free for the first 60 days.
Region/Province Resource Overview
National Business Credit Availability Program $65 billion in direct lending and other types of financial support at market rates, available for businesses with viable business models and whose access to financing would otherwise be restricted.
National Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan A list of all resources available under the Canadian Government's Economic Response Plan.
National Canadian Deferred Tax Filing Canadian businesses can defer the payment of certain income tax amounts subject to date.
National Federal Government Emergency Response Benefit A taxable benefit of $2,000 a month for up to 4 months for people who lost their job due to coronavirus.
National Canada Emergency Response Benefit Application Link to application form for Federal Government Canada Emergency Response Benefit.
National Federal Government Wage Subsidies Qualified businesses are being offered an emergency wage subsidy of 75% for up to 12 weeks, retroactive from March 15, 2020, to August 29, 2020. The portal to apply is now open.
National Government of Canada Coronavirus Disease Library General overview and links to information on the Canadian response to COVID-19.
National National Post Update on Provincial Opening Plans National Post list of ways each province is planning to emerge from COVID-19 shutdown.
National Menu Mag Tips for Reopening Menu Magazine Article with tips for reopening restaurants in Canada.
National Workplace Safety Plans Government Ontario guide to developing a workplace safety plan.
National Do's and Don'ts to Dining Daily Mail's guide to the do's and don'ts of dining at restaurants post lockdown.
National CDC Recommendations Centers for Disease Control & Preventions considerations for restaurants and bars.
National CBA COVID-19 Resource Hub Canadian Bar Association COVID-19 legal resource hub.
National Reopening Plans by Province Maclean's reopening plans province by province.
National Provincial Reopening Plans A simple breakdown of reopening plans by province.
National Food Surplus Program Federal Government Food Surplus program helping restaurants purchase food products in danger of going to waste.
National CRA Reopening Tracker Canadian Restaurant Association provincial restaurant reopening tracker.
National CRA Rapid Recovery Guide Canadian Restaurant Association free download for rapid recovery guide.
National COVID Survival Guide CTV's guide to minimizing risk in COVID-19 pandemic.
National Event Risk Mitigation Tool Government of Canada Risk Mitigation Tool for gatherings and events during a pandemic.
National Food Safety Homepage Canadian Institute of Food Safety homepage with links to foodservice related educational resources.
National Food Inspection Homepage Canadian Food Inspection agency information homepage.
Manitoba Manitoba Liquor License Act Amendment The Manitoba government is allowing restaurants to sell wine, beer, cider and spirits in take-out & deliveries as long as they are licensed establishments whose primary business is food and liquor orders are linked to meals.
Manitoba Manitoba Protection Plan The Manitoba government announced new measures to provide relief for businesses, including cash flow tax relief, and removing interest on liquor receivables.
Manitoba Manitoba Recovery Roadmap Government of Manitoba Roadmap for Recovery COVID-19 resource index.
Nova Scotia Nova Scotia Liquor License Act Amendment Provincial government allowing alcohol to be included in food delivery orders.
Nova Scotia Nova Scotia Liquor License Act Amendment Provincial government allowing alcohol to be included in food delivery orders.
Nova Scotia Nova Scotia Rent Deferral Nova Scotia governments COVID-19 Rent-Deferral Support Program for affected small businesses: guidelines on qualifications and application process.
Nova Scotia Nova Scotia Support Page Government of Nova Scotia COVID-19 resources and support page.
Alberta Alberta Specific Government Support Measures Overview of support measures for employers and employees, specific to Alberta.
Alberta Free Non Medical Masks for Drive Thru The provincial government of Alberta has created a free non-medical mask distribution program.
Prince Edward Island P.E.I. Rental Support Measures The Minister of Economic Growth, Tourism and Culture announced a Commercial Lease and Rent Deferral program to support small and medium-sized businesses that have closed due to COVID-19.
Prince Edward Island Phase 3 of Reopening PEI government outline for phase 3 of reopening.
Saskatchewan Saskatchewan Business Support Team Overview of support available from the Saskatchewan Business Support team.
Northwest Territories Northwest Territories COVID-19 Economic Relief Northwest Territories Economic Relief measures helping businesses access cash flow more quickly and extending due dates for employer assessment payments.
Nunavut Nunavut Small Business Support Program Small businesses in Nunavut with less than 10 employees are eligible for a $5,000 grant.
Yukon Territory Yukon Stimulus Package Yukon Government stimulus package supports local workers and businesses impacted by COVID-19 including grants and waived fees.
Ontario Ontario Liquor License Act Amendment Starting April 1, 2020, any penalties and interest will not apply to businesses that miss any filing or remittance deadline under certain provincial taxes
Ontario Interest and Penalty Relief The Ontario Liquor Licence Act (LLA) now allows liquor sales licensees to sell beer, wine and spirits as part of a food order for takeout or delivery. These changes are effective immediately, and last until December 31, 2020.
Ontario Patio Physical Distancing Legislation CafeTO Program proposes more outdoor dining areas for Toronto and GTA to help restaurants and bars create physical distancing for patrons.
Ontario Stage 2 of Reopening Province Guidelines on what is entailed in stage 2 of reopening Ontario, including opening restaurants and restrictions involved.
Ontario Rules for Reopening Restaurants BlogTO details the rules and restrictions Toronto restaurants will have to follow after reopening.
Ontario Preventing COVID-19 in Workplace Ontario government collection of resources and information to preventing the spread of COVID-19 in the workplace.
Ontario Safe Reopening Guidelines Peterborough Public Health guidelines for safely reopening workplaces and retail.
Ontario Reopening Stage 3 Global News Outline of stage 3 of reopening for Ontario.
Ontario Reopening Guidelines Toronto Public Health guidelines for reopening restaurants.
Ontario Safe Practice FAQs World Health Organization Frequently Asked Questions portal
Ontario Business Safety Information Ottawa Public Health COVID-19 information for Businesses and Workplaces.
Ontario Workplace Safety Guidelines Government of Ontario resources, best practices, and guidelines for workplace safety.
Ontario COVID-19 Resources City of Mississauga's Economic Development Office's list of resources for businesses.
Ontario Energy Bill Relief Utilities Kingston's COVID-19 Energy Assistance Program that provides grants for small businesses.
Ontario Toronto Business Advice BusinessTO Support Centre business advisor support link.
Ontario Recovery Plan Government of Ontario releases Main Street Recovery plan to help restaurants stay open during pandemic.
Ontario Restriction Update Updated restrictions for Ontario businesses as of Sept. 2020
British Columbia B.C. Emergency Benefit for Workers The British Columbia emergency benefit for workers will provide a one-time, tax-free, $1,000 payment for B.C. residents who are unable to work due to COVID-19.
British Columbia BCRFA Reopening Resources British Columbia Restaurant & Foodservice Association set of guides and best practices for reopening restaurants.
British Columbia Restart Plan Phase 3 Government of British Columbia's outline of phase 3 of their restart plan.
British Columbia Restaurant Safety Tips Work Safe BC's protocols for reopening for restaurants, bars, cafes, and nightclubs.
British Columbia COVID-19 Information City of Surrey COVID-19 information and resources page.
British Columbia COVID-19 Navigator BC Restaurant & Foodservice Association COVID-19 resource navigator homepage.
British Columbia COVID Violations Government of British Columbia expands list of safety violations and fines for restaurants.
Quebec Financial Aid Government of Quebec offering aid for restaurants.
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National/International Facebook Small Business Grant Facebook is making cash grants and ad credits available for eligible small businesses.
National/International COVID-19: Ad credits for Google Ads Small and Medium-sized Businesses Google is making $340 million in ad credits to SMBs worldwide, which can be used towards future ad spend until the end of 2020 across Google Ads platforms.
National Government of Canada EI & Emergency Benefit Instructions on how to apply for Employment Insurance and the new COVID-19 Emergency Benefit.
National Government of Canada Financial & Economic Support Information on how the Government of Canada is providing financial & economic support and how to find grants and relief.
National Purchase Order Financing BDC is offering financing of up to 90% of purchase order amounts to ease cash flow to suppliers.
National Small Business Loans BDC is offering a number of loan options for qualifying businesses under the Business Credit Availability Program.
National RCC Municipal Property Tax and Utility Relief Retail Council of Canada list of municipalities and utility companies that have delayed their deadlines for property tax payments and utility bills.
National First Capital REIT Small Business Loans First Capital REIT is allowing qualified customers to defer a portion of rent payments.
National Canada Emergency Business Account This $25 billion program will provide interest-free loans of up to $40,000 to small businesses and non-profits that demonstrate they paid $50,000 to $1 million in total payroll in 2019.
National Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance (CECRA) Rent relief for eligible small business tenants that pay less than $50,000 per month in rent that have seen a 70%+ drop in revenue from COVID-19 and rent from mortgaged property owners. The government will provide forgiveable loans to these commercial landloards to cover 50% of three months worth (April, May, June) of rent payments, as long as the landlords reduce the tenant's rent by at least 75% for these three months.
National Canadian Hospitality Worker Relief Fund (CHWRF) This fund will start accepting applications on Wednesday May 6, providing one-time $500 grants to restaurant and hospitality workers.
National SkipTheDishes The delivery service app is giving an additional estimated $10-million back to communities and restaurant partners through a variety of meaningful commitments.
National Employee Engagement Tips Menu Magazine article on how to motivate and keep employees engaged during reopening.
National Restaurant Marketing Tips Menu Magazine article on marketing tips during pandemic.
National How to Address Allergies Menu Magazine article working with Food Allergy Canada giving tips on how to serve customers with food allergies during a pandemic.
National Reopening Guidelines Menu Magazine article with tips on reopening restaurants.
National Contact Tracing Tips Canadian Institute of Food Safety's tips for reopening and contact tracing.
National Beer-Buying Guide Canadian Beer News' guide to buying beer during COVID-19.
National Eater COVID-19 Library Eater's library of articles focused on COVID-19.
National Foodservice Law Guide Restobiz's guide to foodservice and the law during COVID-19 pandemic.
National Restaurant Pivot Guide 7shifts' guide on how to pivot your restaurant.
National Bartender Relief Fund Bartenders Benevolent Fund providing financial relief for hospitality professionals in crisis.
Alberta Alberta's Relaunch Strategy Check out the details of Alberta's relaunch strategy.
British Columbia Vancouver Food & Beverage Community Relief Fund Offering donations of $25 to $150 to fund for groceries, prescriptions, rents, or paying basic bills of affected workers.
British Columbia LondonDrugs Canada With 82 stores in Western Canada, LondonDrugs Canada is offering shelf space for small business products, since many of these businesses have had to close their doors due to the fallout from the coronavirus pandemic.
British Columbia FortisBC: COVID-19 Customer Recovery Fund Small business customers can receive either bill credits to offset charges on their account or defer bill payments from April 1 to June 30, 2020.
British Columbia Utility Bills Waived The City of Port Coquilam is waiving the March 31 penalty and extending the deadline for payment of 2020 utility bills.
British Columbia Guidelines for Small Businesses Small Business BC's guidelines, templates and other resources for British Columbia's Food and Drink Services sector.
British Columbia Wondershare Financial Aid Wondershare providing relief funds for Vancouver restaurants affected by pandemic.
Manitoba Cash Flow Tax Relief The Manitoba government is announcing new measures in the Manitoba Protection Plan to provide extra support and relief to homeowners and businesses through deferral of provincial fees and charges.
Manitoba Manitoba Government's Plan to Re-open Check out the details of Manitoba's re-opening strategy.
New Brunswick New Brunswick's Four-Step Plan Check out the details of New Brunswick's four-step plan to re-open.
Nova Scotia Small Business Impact Grant Eligible small businesses can receive a one-time upfront grant of 15% of their revenue from sales – either from April 2019 or February 2020, up to a maximum of $5,000.
Ontario Toronto Restaurant Workers Crisis Relief Funds TasteToronto community distributing funds to employees who have found themselves out of a job and in need of emergency financial relief.
Ontario Re-Open Ontario Plan Check out the details of Ontario's three phase re-opening plan.
Ontario CloudChefs Relief Program CloudChefs launches COVID-19 restaurant relief program to save restaurants in Toronto.
Ontario Aid for Frontlines Workers BlogTO's list of restaurant-led programs to help front lines workers.
Ontario Contact Tracing Rules Article from blogTO explaining Toronto's rules for contact tracing in restaurants and bars.
Prince Edward Island COVID-19 Business Adaptation Advice Program The program provides a non-repayable contribution to PEI businesses, entrepreneurs, non-profits, and non-governmental organizations to access professional advice and support to adapt or recover from the impacts of COVID-19.
Prince Edward Island Renew PEI Together Check out the details of PEI's four-phased plan to re-open.
Saskatchewan Re-Open Saskatchewan Check out the details of Saskatchewan's reopening plan.
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National Deliverect Waiving Fees, Made Plans Monthly Deliverect is waiving all set-up & activation fees. They have also made all their subscription plans monthly, and customers can cancel at anytime.
National Freepour Dashboard Services and Fees Suspended The Freepour Dashboard (Liquor & Draft) services & fees will be temporarily suspended for all customers during this period of inactivity.
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