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John Encourages Richland County Businesses to Apply for 'Bar and Restaurant Assistance Fund'

January 15, 2021
Marilyn S. John News

State Rep. Marilyn John (R-Richland County) announces that businesses across Richland County can still apply for the Bar and Restaurant Assistance Fund. The deadline for applications is set for Jan. 31, 2021.

“Businesses have been negatively devastated due to this pandemic,” said John. “While this definitely does not make up for all losses incurred, my hope is that businesses can get access to some relief during these difficult times.”

John notes that Richland County has over 45 businesses that have not yet applied for the grant program.

The $38.7 million within the Bar and Restaurant Assistance Fund will be used to help liquor permit holders that have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The types of permit holders the fund applies to include bars, restaurants, breweries, distilleries, wineries, casinos, private clubs and several others. 

Eligible permit holders must have an active on premise permit. Licensees must present their FEIN or SSN, liquor permit number, and address for each location at time of application. Licensees could receive $2,500 per business location.

For more details and businesses to apply, please visit BusinessHelp.Ohio.Gov.