Support a Historic Small Restaurant

Now in its third year, the Backing Historic Small Restaurants Grant Program is once again on a national search for beloved local eateries that help tell a diverse story about cuisine and community in America.

Together with American Express, we will award $1 million in grants to 25 historic and culturally significant restaurants throughout the United States to help them improve, upgrade, and preserve their exterior physical spaces and online businesses. This program seeks to assist a broad array of restaurants that contribute to their neighborhood’s history and identity.

And we want to hear from you!

We invite you to use this form to tell us about the historic restaurants that are near and dear to your heart, and could use a little TLC to stay up and running. Submissions are due March 12, 2023.

Thank you for supporting historic small restaurants!

If you are a restaurant owner, please use this form to formally apply for the grant program.

Join us in protecting and restoring places where significant African American history happened.

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