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  • County Offers $5000 Grant to Restaurant Owners


    View the webpage and start an application!

    As part of the SafeDineOC Restaurant Program, the Orange County Board of Supervisors has allocated $10 million in Federal CARES Act funding to support local restaurants that are safely reopening.

    What restaurants need to know:

    • The application is easier than ever with the elimination of receipt submissions!

    • County of Orange is supporting local restaurants with a $5,000 grant.

    • Restaurants that receive the grant will be featured on a safe restaurant list on OCBC.org.

    • The application takes less than five minutes.

    • Restaurant owners will need the following:

    • Current Health Permit

    • Completed Restaurant Checklist

    • Completed Attestation

    • Photo of publicly posted completed restaurant checklist

    • Photo of publicly posted completed Attestation!

    • W-9 Form

    Template attestation and restaurant checklists are available at SafeDineOC.com.

    Restaurants are eligible for up to $5,000 in reimbursements for CARES Act-qualified purchases, such as masks, gloves, and other personal protective equipment (PPE), site reconfiguration, employee training, cleaning supplies, etc.

    The application period for the grant program begins August 6, 2020 and ends October 16, 2020, or whenever funding is fully allocated, whichever occurs first.

    If there are multiple, separate site restaurants under one owner, each restaurant location may apply for up to $5,000 in grant funds. Restaurants must submit a separate application for each location.

    Restaurants must acknowledge in writing that grant funds will be spent only on CARES Act-qualified purchases for final reimbursement grant payment. Receipts for purchases made March 1, 2020 to December 30, 2020 are acceptable and must be maintained by grant recipient for 5 years from December 30, 2020.

    Approved restaurants participating in the SafeDineOC program must post their attestation in plain sight for their customers and will also have their name featured on this website.

    If you need assistance with the online application or have questions, please contact us at SafeDineOC@ocbc.org.