Chamber and City team up to offer grants that assist Concord restaurants moving dining indoors

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CONCORD, NH (October 26, 2020) - The City of Concord, New Hampshire and the Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce are pleased to announce a limited grant program for Concord restaurants. Grants of up to $1,500 will be awarded to restaurants to purchase materials that will help them increase their seating capacity.

According to Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce President Tim Sink, “Concord restaurants have been hit hard by COVID-19, and they will no longer be able to continue outdoor dining beyond November 14, as the City will need to be prepared for sidewalk and street snow removal. These grants can be used to pay for dividers or other materials that will help restaurants increase their indoor seating capacity.”

The Concord City Council appropriated $15,000 for this grant program from funds that were initially allocated to the annual fireworks display, which was cancelled due to the pandemic. The Chamber will be responsible for administrating the grants. Funding is limited and is open to both Chamber members and non-members. Concord restaurants can apply for the grant through the Chamber's website. Approved grants will be paid on a reimbursement basis with invoice copies for documentation. Matching funds are encouraged but not required to apply for the Concord Restaurant Grant Program. 

The deadline to apply is November 20— restaurants are encouraged to apply early as funds are limited.

Any questions can be directed to Tim Sink Chamber president via email or by calling (603) 224-2508.

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