Hotel employees who have been furloughed or lost their jobs due to the COVID-19 pandemic can now apply for admission into this program.

The Hotel Worker Relief Grant Program is a collaboration that brings together three key elements: Higher education in the form of MDC’s grant administration and curriculum activation, local government resources with the assistance of Mayor Gimenez's office, Commissioner Eileen Higgins and the Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners, and program development through The Greater Miami and Beaches Hotel Association. Together, this coalition of forces is focusing on providing real support to those in need.

Who is Eligible?

Hotel employees that are Miami-Dade residents who have lost their jobs or been furloughed due to COVID-19 may apply. The program has the capacity to admit up to 2,500 individuals. Each hotel has a limited number of vacancies for the program. Individuals will be enrolled on a first come first served basis. All applications will be verified by the respective hotels.

Program Details

A stipend of up to $1,000 will be awarded to impacted hotel workers who complete the training workshop. The workshop curriculum focuses on the professional development of hotel workers, and includes employment skills training, opportunities for advancement in the hotel industry, and exposure to other career paths.

Workshop Schedule (4 hours each day):

Day 1

  • Employability Skills Training
  • COVID-19 Workplace Training

Day 2

  • Resume Writing
  • FAFSA Workshop
  • Upskill your Career @ MDC
  • Take Advantage of Opportunities