Historic Restaurant Grant Opportunity

American Express and the National Trust for Historic Preservation are once again offering the Backing Historic Small Restaurants Grant Program.

This grant will award $40,000 grants to 25 historic small restaurants across the country to improve, upgrade, and preserve their exterior physical spaces and online businesses so they can better serve their customers, financially recover, and grow their businesses.

Grant Selection Criteria for Eligible U.S. Small Restaurants:

  • Have operated and contributed to the neighborhood’s history and/or identity for at least 25 years.
  • Are a small/independently owned restaurant located in a historic building and/or historic neighborhood.
  • Have been disproportionately impacted by the pandemic and/or disasters, or other hardships.
  • Tells a diverse story about cuisine and community in America.

Submit your restaurant’s application.

Nominate a historic small restaurant.

Grant Applications and public nominations will be accepted until 11:59 PM ET on April 4th, 2022.

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