City of Southfield accepting applications for restaurant relief programs


February 27, 2021

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Financial assistance available to assist businesses with PPE & weatherization grants

The city of Southfield is accepting grant applications March 1 - March 31, 2021 for restaurant relief through the Restaurant Technology & PPE Reimbursement Program and the Restaurant Weatherization Program.

The Restaurant Technology & PPE Reimbursement Program is a grant based initiative available to qualifying restaurants, bars & cafes within the City of Southfield. The purpose of this program is to reimburse eligible businesses for: 1) technology products or software purchased to support dine-in restaurants, bars & cafes impacted by COVID-19 and related public health orders; and 2) products, supplies and services purchased to assist in operating safely and in re-opening, when allowed.  This is a companion grant with the Restaurant Weatherization Program. The maximum total reimbursement for both the Weatherization and Technology & PPE for a single business is $10,000.

The Restaurant Weatherization Program is a grant based initiative available to qualifying restaurants, bars & cafes within the city of Southfield. The purpose of this program is to reimburse eligible businesses for products purchased to create outdoor dining environments. The intention is to support eligible businesses during the extended COVID 19 shutdowns and to create options for future winter outdoor dining. This is a companion grant with the Restaurant Technology & PPE Program. The maximum total reimbursement for both the Weatherization and Technology & PPE for a single business is $10,000.

The city of Southfield has received approximately $172,000 to distribute to qualifying restaurants based on grant criteria and fund availability. Applications will be ranked based on a first-come, first-served basis during the open application timeframe of March 1 – March 31. All completed applications must be e-mailed to rfreeman@cityofsouthfield.com by March 31, 2021. Applications can be downloaded HERE

Grant applications will be reviewed by a committee comprised of the City’s Business & Economic Development Director, Finance Director, Downtown Development Director and Code Enforcement Manager with disbursement of funds by April 16, 2021.

For more information, contact Southfield Business Development at (248) 796-4160.