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The Merchant Maverick Opportunity Grants program will award ten AAPI-owned food businesses with grants of $10,000.


In order to be eligible, businesses must:

  • be for-profit.

  • be 51% owned by an American citizen who is also of AAPI (Asian American and Pacific Islander) descent.

  • operate as a restaurant, food cart, kiosk, grocery store, bakery, cafe, or other food service business


For more information, check out the program website. The program will close on March 1, 2022 or when 5,000 applications have been submitted.

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