Concord has been rated one of the safest and best places to live - not only in New Hampshire, but in the country.
On October 26th, The City of Concord, NH and the Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce announced 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—restaurants are encouraged to apply early as funds are limited. Matching funds are encouraged but not required to apply. Funding is limited and open to both Chamber members and non-members. Approved grants will be paid on a reimbursement basis with invoice copies for documentation.
Due to overwhelming demand, the Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce and City of Concord are no longer accepting Concord Restaurant Grant Program Applications. Thank you for your interest in the program.
Any questions can be directed to Tim Sink, Chamber president, at (603) 224-2508 or via email.