“For a second year, LGBTQ+-owned and Ally-owned restaurants, cafes, and bars serving food can once again gain some valuable assistance from the ongoing partnership formed by the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC), Grubhub, a leading U.S. food-ordering and delivery marketplace, and the Desert Business Association (DBA), the Coachella Valley’s LGBTQ Chamber of Commerce.

Today, the application period opened for the NGLCC Community Impact Grant Program, made possible by a grant from the Grubhub Community Fund. The grants are expected to range from $10,000 to $25,000, and funds can be used for things like updating/purchasing new equipment, marketing and PR services, employee development, and updating of current infrastructure.

“Last year’s program provided over $80,000 in grants to local businesses to help them emerge from the pandemic,” said David Powell, DBA’s Executive Director. “With an even broader scope of opportunities for grant use this year, our goal is to at least double that amount.”

Coachella Valley and Riverside County-based restaurants, cafes, and bars that serve food, and are owned by LGBTQ+ or Allied persons, are encouraged to submit a grant application, which will close on Wednesday, April 5, 2023. For eligibility requirements, and how to apply, go to kwww.nglcc.org/ghgrant For additional general information, email info@desertbusinessassociation.org