Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young Announces Grant Program to Assist Restaurants with Fees Associated with Outdoor Dining Permits

BALTIMORE, MD.  — Today, Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young announced a grant program that will allow restaurants to submit applications for reimbursement of fees incurred due to starting or expanding outdoor seating capacity.

The Small Business Rebate Program is the latest effort in Mayor Young's Outdoor Seating Relief Program and Outdoor Dining and Street Closure Program. Through the rebate program, restaurants are eligible to receive grants to help reimburse all of the permitting costs associated with outdoor table service. Mayor Young released the following statement:

“As restaurants continue to responsibly scale up their outdoor dining operations, we want to make sure to provide assistance where we can," Mayor Young said. "This rebate program will help restaurants defray costs during what remains a very challenging time for our small businesses."

Restaurant owners can apply for the grants by visiting here. The rebate program will be operated by the Baltimore Civic Fund.

"We want to ensure a seamless, efficient process so that restaurants can focus on opening their doors," said HyeSook Chung, President of the Civic Fund. "We are thrilled to be able support our small businesses in this way.”

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