The Bar and Restaurant Assistance Fund is designed to assist Ohio’s on-premise liquor permit holders

The Bar and Restaurant Assistance Fund is designed to assist Ohio’s on-premise liquor permit holders

The Bar and Restaurant Assistance Fund is designed to assist Ohio’s on-premise liquor permit holders. Governor Mike DeWine has designated $38.7 million of funding received by the State of Ohio from the federal CARES Act to provide $2,500 assistance payments to on-premise liquor permit holders to help them through the financial difficulties experienced during the COVID-19 pandemic. These permit holders have not been able to fully use their liquor permit and it’s had an impact on their business. The program, which began accepting applications November 2, 2020, will be administered by the Ohio Development Services Agency.

As of now, less than half of eligible permit holders have taken advantage of the opportunity to receive $2,500 per unique business location. This funding is not competitive, which means, every eligible on- premises permit holder will receive $2,500 per unique business location.

Permit holders must submit their liquor permit number and federal tax information at businesshelp.ohio.gov before Dec. 30, 2020 to take advantage of this opportunity.

More information can be found here:

https://www.businesshelp.ohio.gov/pdf/10292020-bar-and-restaurant-assistance-fund.pdf

CONTACT:
Monica Blasdel, Northeast Regional Liaison
Lt. Governor Jon Husted
phone: 614.357.2873
email: Monica.Blasdel@Governor.Ohio.Gov