Apply for Hawaii wildfire relief grant for bar workers - Bartender Emergency Assistance Program (BEAP) – USBG National Charity Foundation

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The purpose of the Bartender Emergency Assistance Program (BEAP) at the USBG Foundation is to assist those in the bar industry who need cash assistance because of a catastrophic event or an emergency hardship. Our goal is to assist as many qualified industry members as possible each and every year. We are striving to ensure that the BEAP is sustained as a safety net for those in the industry who need it most. We "Serve Those Who Serve Us.”

During natural disaster response, grant award maximums may be lowered to assist as many affected applicants as possible meet baseline needs.

Click here to fill out a 2023 BEAP Grant Application

Qualifying Circumstances: BEAP grants seek to provide immediate cash financial assistance for those in the hospitality industry (bartender, barback, bar server, or otherwise engaged in the service, preparation, manufacture, or distribution of alcoholic beverages) who encounter temporary, emergent financial hardship due to unforeseen and/or catastrophic life events such as an accident, acute medical diagnosis, or localized wind, water, earth, or fire-related natural disasters. ​You do not need to be a USBG Member to apply for assistance.

FAQs: Please head over to our Grants FAQ section by clicking HERE

Circumstances Not Covered: The following circumstances do not qualify for a BEAP Grant: Loss of work or wages (being fired or unable to find a new job), decreased work shifts, being behind on bills, undocumented domestic violence, disconnected utilities, or death of a family member outside of a parent, child, or spouse.

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For Lahaina & Kula residents impacted by the fires

Talk Story with Mayor Bissen

Lahaina and Kula residents who have been impacted by the August fires are invited to talk story with Mayor Richard Bissen. There are several dates to choose from. Each talk story session will welcome up to 30 residents to give folks a chance to share mana‘o and ask questions.

Series of events from December 9 through January 27.