Hempstead Town Supervisor Don Clavin Urges Eligible Local Restaurants to Apply for Available Grant Funding

Mon, January 11th 2021 (9:00 AM)
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Supervisor Don Clavin and the Hempstead Town Board are notifying restaurants operating within the Town of Hempstead of available grant funding through a New York State supported program for certain eateries negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.  The grants – made possible through the state-supported Raising the NYS Bar Restaurant Recovery Fund – allow for small businesses who meet the below listed criteria access to upwards of $5,000 in funding that can be used in support of social distancing compliant improvements, outdoor dining accommodations, expansion of take-out/delivery operations, etc.

Eligible Restaurant Criteria – NYS Bar Restaurant Recovery Fund:

  • Be full-service restaurants (NAICS code 722511), or establishments engaged in providing food services and meals prepared on-premises to patrons who traditionally order and are served while seated (i.e., waiter/waitress service), including on-premises food and drinking establishments licensed through the State Liquor Authority (SLA).  Establishments providing take out or grab-and-go food services due to COVID-19 restrictions are also eligible; 
  • Franchises are not eligible;
  • Have no more than $3 million in 2019 revenue; 
  • Be located in New York State; 
  • Have been in operation on or before March 1, 2019; 
  • Certify and demonstrate that they have experienced financial hardship due to COVID-19 
  • Agree to comply with all applicable New York State and local reopening guidance and COVID-19 health and safety policies, including the New York Forward reopening guidance and Cluster Action Initiative guidance, as well as SLA and DOH regulations.

Via Empire State Development Corporation

Applications for the Raising the NYS Bar Restaurant Recovery Fund are available starting Monday, January 11, 2021.  For more information regarding eligibility, grant applicability, and how to apply, visit:  https://esd.ny.gov/raising-nys-bar-restaurant-recovery-fund

“Our local eateries are the backbone of our communities’ main streets and downtowns,” said Supervisor Clavin.  “I urge all Hempstead Town small restaurants to explore this grant offering further and consider applying in order to receive vital funding as we continue navigating this pandemic.”


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