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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 beverageswho 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.


Please head over to our Grants FAQ section by clicking on the link below.

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.

Submission of an application is not a guarantee of funding. Applications are reviewed anonymously and on their merit. Any decision made is to be considered final.

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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.” 

The USBG National Charity Foundation celebrates the diversity of those working in the alcohol beverage industry. Our sole function is to support those in this industry regardless of race, religion, gender identification, or sexual orientation.

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

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