The National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation created the Restaurant Employee Relief Fund.
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To our valued clients,

The Restaurant Employee Relief Fund was created to help restaurant industry employees experiencing extraordinary hardship in the wake of the coronavirus. Through this fund, grants will be made to restaurant industry employees who have been impacted by COVID-19, including a decrease in wages or loss of employment. Grants will be awarded as soon as possible to those individuals who meet the prescribed eligibility criteria, as reviewed and verified by the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF).

The Restaurant Employee Relief Fund will provide $500.00 grants to restaurant industry employees who have been impacted financially by COVID-19.

Who Should Apply To Receive Funds?

Funds will be available for restaurant and foodservice employees who can demonstrate that they:

  • Worked on a part- or full-time basis in the restaurant industry for at least 90 days in the past year; and
  • Have had a primary source of income in the restaurant industry for the last year; and
  • Have experienced a decrease in needed wages or loss of job on or after March 10, 2020, the result in a lack of resources to pay for essential expenses; and
  • Live in the United States, an overseas U.S. military base, or any U.S. territory*; and
  • Are over the age of legal majority in their in their U.S. state or territory; and
  • Meet other requirements demonstrating financial need as determined by the NRAEF.

* Depending upon the terms of certain contributions to the Fund, certain amounts may only be available for distribution in limited geographic areas.

Individuals related to employees or board members of the National Restaurant Association or National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation ARE NOT eligible for grants. All grants are made at the discretion of the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation.

What you need to know

  • The application process will open, Thursday, April 2, 2020.
  • Each approved grant is $500.00, one per person only.
  • Eligibility requirements can be found here.
  • Restaurant Employee Relief FAQs can be found here.

Best Regards,

Martin D. Williams, CPA,
Managing Partner
Machen McChesney, LLP

Montgomery: 1761 Taliaferro Trail | Montgomery AL 36117

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