Grants to help independently owned restaurants and food-related businesses in rural Texas

While this does not apply to restaurant owners in Frisco (due to our population size), we did want to pass this on to our restauranters who may own restaurants in other communities or who would like to pass this information on to colleagues.

The North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) is partnering with Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) to help independently owned restaurants and food-related businesses in rural Texas recover from COVID-19 and recent natural disasters. LISC will award up to seven (7) small businesses operating in rural Texas with a $2500 grant to assist with short-term needs.

Independently owned restaurants and food-related businesses in rural Texas are eligible to apply. Also eligible are for-profit food businesses include restaurants, food trucks, ghost kitchens, commercial kitchens, and caterers. We define rural as communities with populations below 50,000.

Based on the submissions received, LISC is hoping to award seven businesses with this funding. Businesses will be selected through a competitive, equitable process designed to prioritize particularly challenged businesses, including those owned by women-, black, indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC), and veterans. The final grantees will be randomly selected from the top scoring applicants.

If you are interested and qualify, please email the information listed below to Prit Patel at by 5:00 PM on Tuesday, August 3, 2021. LISC will then follow-up with the businesses on next steps.

  1. Legal Name of Business (if DBA, we need both the Legal and DBA names)
  2. Type of restaurant or food-related business
  3. First and Last Name of Business Owner(s)
  4. Business Mailing Address (Street Address, City, State, ZIP and County)
  5. Contact Phone w/ Area Code
  6. Contact Email
  7. Any social media (Facebook, Instagram, website, etc)

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