American Express has recently launched the “Backing Historic Small Restaurants” grant program administered by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. The program will award a total of $1 million in grants to 25 historic and culturally significant restaurants throughout the United States to help them improve, upgrade and preserve their exterior physical spaces and online businesses. Preference will be given to businesses owned by underrepresented groups, including people of color and women, who have been disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Application deadline: March 9, 2021.

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