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The Angel Relief Fund

The Colorado Restaurant Foundation wants to express our concern for the situation faced by so many in our restaurant and hospitality community due to the Covid-19 pandemic. We are working to support you, your restaurant, and hospitality workers with financial assistance and access to a hub of support services that provide Federal, State, and Community resources for housing, transportation, mental health, medical, child care assistance support and more. 

Angel Relief Fund Hardship Grants

We also understand that we are a safety net for those workers who are employed and who are experiencing general hardship, and we will continue to provide financial assistance (up to $1,000) to those in crisis due to an unexpected illness, injury or natural disaster (including COVID-19).

Denver Restaurant and Hotel Employees - Emergency Assistance Grant Application

CRF's Angel Relief Fund offers pandemic assistance to Colorado hospitality employees who faced an unanticipated hardship. This specific grant was created to support Denver residents currently or previously employed in a Colorado restaurant or hotel for at least 90 days who at some point since January 2020 were unemployed or undermployed due to the COVID-19 pandemic or were diagnosed with COVID-19. CRF provides grants of up to $500 for those that experienced unemployment or underemployment and $1,000.00 to those that have at some point been diagnosed with COVID-19. Note:  Assistance shall be provided to eligible applicants regardless of the immigration status of the applicant. No identifying personal information will be given to the City of Denver for reporting or any other purpose.

The following individuals are eligible to receive a grant from this fund:

  • Current residents of Denver 
  • Recipients must be currently employed or must have been previously employed in a restaurant or hotel for at least 90 (ninety) days and lost or reduced such employment due to the COVID-19 pandemic at some point since January 2020.
  • No recipient shall receive more than a total of $1,000 in CRF Angel relief grant funds during the 2021 calendar year.
  • Note:  The restaurant or hotel that you work or worked for does NOT need to be located in Denver.
  • Note:  * indicates a field is required to be completed for consideration

Types of expenses we cover:

  • Rent or mortgage
  • Utilities (water, gas, electric, sewer)
  • Food
  • Health care
  • Transportation
  • Child care
  • Other basic, pressing needs

Click here for the application

Empleados de restaurantes y hoteles de Denver: solicitud de una subvención de asistencia de emergencia

El Fondo de Ayuda Angel (Angel Relief Fund) de la Fundación de Restaurantes de Colorado (CRF, por sus siglas en inglés) ofrece asistencia de emergencia para los empleados del sector de la hospitalidad de Colorado que están enfrentando dificultades imprevistas. Esta subvención específica fue creada para apoyar a los habitantes de Denver que se han desempeñado como empleados de un restaurante u hotel de Colorado por al menos 90 días, ya sea en la actualidad o anteriormente, y que en algún momento desde enero de 2020 estuvieron desempleados o subempleados debido a la pandemia de COVID-19 o fueron diagnosticados con COVID-19. CRF ofrece subvenciones de hasta $500 para aquellos que experimentaron desempleo o subempleo y $1,000.00 para aquellos que en algún momento han sido diagnosticados con COVID-19. Nota: Se brindará asistencia a los solicitantes elegibles independientemente del estado migratorio del solicitante. No se proporcionará información de identificación personal a la Ciudad de Denver para reportes o cualquier otro propósito.

Las personas que cumplan con las siguientes características reúnen los requisitos para recibir una subvención de este fondo:

  • Personas que actualmente viven en Denver
  • Los beneficiarios deben estar empleados actualmente o deben haber estado empleados anteriormente en un restaurante u hotel durante al menos 90 (noventa) días y haber perdido o reducir horas en dicho empleo debido a la pandemia de COVID-19 en algún momento desde enero de 2020.
  • Ningún beneficiario recibirá un total de más de $1,000 en fondos de la subvención de ayuda Angel de CRF durante el año calendario 2021.
  • Nota: NO es necesario que el restaurante u hotel donde trabaja o trabajaba esté ubicado en Denver.
  • Nota: * indica que es un requisito llenar el campo para que sea considerado
     

Tipos de gastos que cubrimos:
Alquiler o hipoteca
Servicios públicos (agua, gas, electricidad, alcantarillado)
Alimentación
Atención de salud
Transporte
Cuidado de niños
Otras necesidades básicas urgentes

Haga clic aquí para la solicitud


Angel Relief Fund Hardship Grants

We also understand that we are a safety net for those workers who are employed and who are experiencing general hardship, and we will continue to provide financial assistance (up to $1,000) to those in crisis due to an unexpected illness, injury or natural disaster (including COVID-19).

ELIGIBILITY
     Available for any Colorado hospitality worker who: 
• has a primary source of income rooted in food and beverage 
• lives in the state of Colorado and is facing an unanticipated hardship (within the past 6 months) 
• has worked at current employer 90 days + (considerations may be given from previous employer) 
• encounters an emergency that’s unexpected, unforeseen, non-recurring crisis 

TYPES OF ELIGIBLE HARDSHIPS
     Unanticipated hardship that fits into one of the following categories: 
• Injury: slip, fall, crash and work or home 
• Illness: sickness causing a worker to miss work 
• Death: of an immediate family member imposing a financial burden on the worker 
• Disaster: flood, fire, COVID-19, storm damage disruption of a worker’s job, and other natural disasters

Access the General Hardship application here.

For questions about this program, contact Paula Thomas, Program Manager, at office: 303-830-2972 or email: phtomas@corestaurant.org.

For Mental Health Care Solutions, go here.



Additional Resources:

We understand how important it is to employers, like yourself, to care for your staff, and we are continuing to evaluate our funds, explore government assistance availability, and determine additional ways in which we can help many more restaurant and hospitality workers during these uncertain times. We are working on a COVID-19 specific application and resource sheet and will provide an update when it becomes available. Please visit the Coronavirus Info & Resources page and/or the COVID-19 Reopening Resources page for updates on the state of the restaurant industry in CO.



For those experiencing lost wages, we recommend applying for:
Unemployment: https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/cdle/start-a-claim
Disability: https://www.ssa.gov/coronavirus/
Emergency Mandatory paid Sick Leave: https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/cdle/information-and-resourcescoronavirus
FAQs about Emergency Mandatory paid sick leave: https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/cdle/colorado-healthemergency-leave-pay-%E2%80%9Ccolorado-help%E2%80%9D-rules

We are working tirelessly to address an influx of requests for financial assistance and it is our goal to support as many in our restaurant and hospitality community as possible. Please support your local restaurants by dining in, ordering take-out or delivery and buying gift cards. For a list of restaurants that are open, click here.

Donate

Your donation to the Angel Relief Fund goes to industry workers who are suffering and in need due to business closures and restrictions caused by the COVID-19 crisis. Any amount you can donate, no matter how small, will help. Make a donation here.

Do you know of someone needing help?

ELIGIBILITY
Available for any Colorado hospitality worker who:
• has a primary source of income rooted in food and beverage
• lives in the state of Colorado and is facing an unanticipated hardship (within the past 6 months)
• has worked at current employer 90 days or longer (considerations may be given from previous employer)
• encounters an emergency that’s unexpected, unforeseen, non-recurring crisis

TYPES OF ELIGIBLE HARDSHIPS
Unanticipated hardship that fits into one of the following categories:
• Injury: slip, fall, crash and work or home
• Illness: sickness causing a worker to miss work
• Death: of an immediate family member imposing a financial burden on the worker
• Disaster: flood, fire, storm damage disruption a worker’s job

Access the General Hardship application here.

For questions about this program, contact Paula Thomas, Program Manager, at office: 303-830-2972 or email: phtomas@corestaurant.org.


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