The Greg Hill Foundation’s Restaurant Strong Fund and Grubhub announced that they are accepting applications for $500,000 in grant opportunities to help NYC-based restaurants improve their environmental footprint. The grants are made possible by the Grubhub Community Fund.

The fund provides resources to support updates to kitchen equipment, particularly coal- and wood-burning ovens, that lowers carbon emissions. It aims to alleviate some of the financial burden on small businesses as they make necessary operational updates to improve environmental sustainability.

Restaurants can apply for a grant by providing plans on how the funding was used or will be used and how the renovation or installation will be used to lower emissions. Grants of up to $5,000 will be available to restaurants who are operating in New York City, have recently updated or will soon update kitchen equipment that improves sustainability, and who provide a plan for how the grant will be used.

Applications are open through the end of May. Recipients will be awarded on a rolling basis. Interested restaurants can learn more about the Restaurant Stronger Grant program and the full application process.