About Rising Restaurateur

New York City has thousands of incredible restaurants that showcase our city’s vibrant culture and the communities that make it up. However, most restaurants will face hardships and many will close within years of opening. We believe that to keep New York City’s rich culture alive, we need to support our small businesses and struggling local restaurants.

Oyate Group partnered with Grubhub and the NYS Latino Restaurant Bar & Lounge Association to offer local restaurateurs a helping hand.

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Latino Restaurant Bar & Lounge Association
Rising Restauranteur

Rising Restaurateur: A Community Grant Program is an innovative microgrant program that offers $200,000 in microgrants to New York City Latino, Black, Indigenous, Asian American and Pacific Islander restaura(n)teurs. From brick-and-mortar establishments to food trucks and carts, entrepreneurs in the food and beverage industry can apply for microgrants of up to $10,000 to uplift their businesses.

Eligibility Criteria

To participate, restaurateurs must be Latino, Black, Indigenous, Asian American and Pacific Islander, based in Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx, Queens and Westchester County, operating as a single business with 30 or fewer employees and a revenue of $2 million or less. Restaurants with demonstrated financial need will be prioritized. Members of the New York State Latino Restaurant Association are encouraged to apply.

How to Apply

To apply visit: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/WZZ5XLY or scan this QR code.