The Hurricane Harvey Hospitality Employee Relief Fund was established to assist current full-time and part-time employees of hotels and restaurants in federally declared disaster areas (Texas and Louisiana) who suffered financial hardship due to Hurricane Harvey. Employees may request assistance of $2,000 – $5,000. Applications are strictly confidential. Grants made from the fund are gifts, not loans, and are not required to be repaid.
The Foundation will accept up to 100 applications for review. Applications will be reviewed in the order in which they are received. Amounts awarded will be based on the amount available in the Fund.
The Hurricane Harvey Hospitality Employee Relief Fund accepts only electronic application submissions through the Foundation’s online portal. The Greater New Orleans Foundation’s technology partner, Foundant, has created a brief tutorial for applicants that may be viewed here. Proposals that are not submitted electronically will not be considered.