Wash Co. restaurants can apply for grant funding

HAGERSTOWN—The Washington County Department of Business Development has opened applications for the Direct Relief for Restaurants grant.

The program will award up to $1.35 million to qualifying businesses to assist local restaurants with working capital, such as rent and purchase of equipment and services to expand outdoor dining through physical improvements including tents, heaters, warmers and carts, sanitization services, purchase of PPE, technology to support carryout and delivery and infrastructure improvements, including HVAC system upgrades.

Applications will be accepted from 8 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 4, until 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec.18, 2020. 

Applications will be accepted electronically and can be downloaded at www.washcorises.net. Details for submission are stated on the application. The website also provides guidelines, application instructions, and answers frequently asked questions.

For specifics on terms and conditions of the grant program, visit the Economic Recovery section at www.washcorises.net.