Applications for COVID-19 Relief Grants for Black-Owned Restaurants are currently closed.

What are COVID-19 Relief Grants for Black-Owned Restaurants?

These grants are awarded to Black-owned culinary institutions that are pillars in the Greater Louisville community. These grants will also provide critical financial assistance to small, independent, Black-owned restaurants that, due to the COVID-19 national disaster, have an immediate need for funds to pay fixed operating expenses and remain in business. At this moment in time, to assist in achieving a thriving, vibrant, inclusive, and equitable community, we are committed to investing in, lifting up, and celebrating our community’s Black-owned culinary institutions.


Who may apply?

Black-owned restaurants or Black-owned restaurant groups located in Greater Louisville. Greater Louisville is defined as Bullitt, Jefferson, Oldham, Shelby, and Spencer Counties in Kentucky and Clark, Floyd, and Harrison Counties in Indiana.

How do I apply?

Applicants may submit their application in one of two ways.


Should you have questions or need support in completing your application (i.e., help with grant writing, access to a computer, etc.), please contact the Fund for the Arts Community Impact team at

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