Innovation Grants

Hotel Innovation Grant

St. Joseph County and the South Bend Regional Chamber/Visit South Bend Mishawaka are partnering to provide support to local hotels in St. Joseph County that invested in keeping customers and employees safe during the pandemic.

Grants of up to $2,000 are available per hotel based on the following criteria:

  • Hotels/Motels must have been open through most of 2020
  • Must be able to submit up to a 250-word description of the investments and innovations made towards increasing the safety of the public and employees, along with proof in the form of pictures, receipts, or other evidence. 

For questions or more information, contact the Chamber's Lindsay Ference 574.400.4023.

Apply for the Hotel Grant online!


Restaurant Innovation Grant

St. Joseph County and the South Bend Regional Chamber of Commerce are partnering to provide support to local restaurants in the unincorporated areas of St. Joseph County that invested in keeping customers and employees safe during the pandemic.  

Grants of up to $2,000 are available per restaurant based on the following criteria: 

  • Restaurants or Bars must have been open through most of 2020
  • Must have an active food permit from St. Joseph County
  • Must be independently owned and/or headquartered in unincorporated areas of St. Joseph County
  • Must be able to submit up to a 250 word description of the investments and innovations made towards increasing the safety of the public and employees, along with proof in the form of pictures, receipts or other evidence

Apply for the Restaurant Grant online!