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LOCAL RESTAURANT GRANTS 

DoorDash is providing grants to restaurants selected through an application process in select cities across the US and Canada. The grants are the second round of funding distributed as part of DoorDash’s Main Street Strong Pledge to help restaurants recover and succeed amidst COVID-19 related challenges. 


CLOSED FEBRUARY 17 

Applications are Now Closed

During the first round of DoorDash’s Main Street Strong restaurant grants, 85% of restaurants stated that one of the biggest impacts on their business was reduced sales due to restrictions, and 82% cited lost revenue attributed to the declining economy. As a direct response to what we’re hearing from restaurant partners, these grants are designed to help offset the costs associated with running a restaurant amidst the ongoing pandemic, restaurant closures, and local indoor and outdoor dining restrictions.

Grants can be used to cover operating costs during this challenging time, including rent, payroll, purchasing PPE, expanding outdoor dining capacity, and other expenses. All restaurants meeting the eligibility criteria are encouraged to apply. Restaurants do not need to be on the DoorDash platform to be eligible.

Application Timeline


Application opened January 27, 2021, and closed February 17, 2021. Grant recipients will be selected based on criteria set out in the application, and a process intended to help ensure equal access to funds and eliminate selection bias. Recipients will be announced during the week of March 1, 2021. Grants will be paid out daily, on a rolling basis. Grant recipients can expect to receive the funds no later than Monday, May 10, 2021.

Eligibility Requirements 


Restaurants must be located in:


Selection Criteria  


You can find details on how applications will be evaluated, by clicking here for the USA Official Rules, or here for the Canadian Official Rules.

United States

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

The State of Rhode Island

Erie County, NY

Monroe County, NY

Prince George's County, MD

Rochester, MN

St. Paul, MN

Madison, WI

Milwaukee, WI

Columbus, OH

Cincinnati, OH

Kansas City, MO

Pittsburgh, PA

Anchorage, AK

Sacramento, CA

San Diego, CA

Canada

Toronto

Montreal

Vancouver

Must have 3 stores or fewer currently operating


Must have $3M or less in 2019 annual revenue per store


Must employ 50 people or fewer per store 


Any restaurant that applied will receive free access to the Hello Alice platform, which offers peer-to-peer networking, mentorship, and tools such as the COVID-19 Restaurant Resource Center, a curated list of industry-specific resources, information from fellow restaurant and food service owners about the challenges they’re facing, and how-to guides designed to help restaurants reopen the doors and get back to business.

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United States

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

The State of Rhode Island

Erie County, NY

Monroe County, NY

Prince George's County, MD

Rochester, MN

St. Paul, MN

Madison, WI

Milwaukee, WI

Columbus, OH

Cincinnati, OH

Kansas City, MO

Pittsburgh, PA

Anchorage, AK

Sacramento, CA

San Diego, CA