The Iowa LGBTQ Chamber of Commerce and National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) are teaming up with the Grubhub Community Fund for over $1 million in grants to aid in growth and development for LGBTW+-owned and allied businesses.

Midwest applications are open for the NGLCC Community Impact Grant Program. According to a release, the grants, ranging from $5,000 to $25,000, offer funding for supporting employee wages and incentives, maintaining or upgrading existing infrastructure, enabling marketing and PR efforts and more.

“The Iowa LGBTQ Chamber of Commerce is excited to partner with the NGLCC and Grubhub tobring these community impact grants to Iowa businesses,” Chad Johnston, Secretary of the Board, Iowa LGBTQ Chamber of Commerce, said. “We are hosting 2 grant writing workshops over the next few weeks to help Iowa businesses specifically with this grant application, and we will be reaching out directly to restaurants across the state and to our network of members and partners to help us get the word out about this opportunity.”

Under the grant program, the NGLCC has set a goal to allocate 30% of the funds to businesses owned by people of color and transgender and gender expansive (TGX) individuals. Until June, NGLCC will roll the grant program out regionally, with applications for Midwest establishments open between May 14 and June 4.

For more information on the Community Impact Grant Program, click here.