Ohio Grant Opportunity for local restaurants
There is assistance available for local restaurants and bars. The deadline to apply is very soon! (December 30th)
Please see message below from the Ohio Development Services Agency:
The $38.7 million Bar and Restaurant Assistance Fund is designed to assist Ohio’s on-premise liquor permit holders, but nearly 40 percent those eligible for the program have not applied so far.
As of December 22, 2020, about 9,500 Bar and Restaurant Assistance Fund applications have been submitted of the 15,487 permits eligible.
Applications will be accepted through December 30, 2020, and funds cannot be distributed after December 31. The program will help licensees significantly impacted by COVID-19 and limited in the full use of their liquor permit. This applies to roughly 30 permit types, including bars, restaurants, breweries, distilleries, wineries, casinos, and private clubs.
These permit holders need to have had an active on-premise permit as of close-of-business October 23, 2020. The business does not have to be currently open but must have an active liquor license. After applying, a licensee will receive $2,500 per unique business location.
Visit BusinessHelp.Ohio.Gov for more information and to access the online application. Licensees must present their FEIN or SSN, liquor permit number, and address for each unique location at time of application.