Yamhill County COVID-19 Restaurant Licensing Fee Reimbursement Grant Program
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The Yamhill County COVID-19 Restaurant Licensing Fee Reimbursement Grant program is intended to provide support for Yamhill County restaurants that have been directly impacted by COVID-19 and the restrictions imposed by State of Oregon guidance. Most area restaurants are only operating via “take out” only or are closed. Licensing is renewed on a calendar-year basis, as a result businesses have already renewed or are pending renewal.
To aid these businesses to be prepared for eventual re-opening or eventual lessening of current restrictions, we are proposing the following grant program for permanently established restaurants.
Funds available for the COVID-19 Restaurant Licensing Fee Reimbursement Grant are provided by fees collected during the 2021 renewal period and will be equal to $230,000.
Grants will be awarded to eligible applicants as they are received, and will be equal to 100% of the 2020-21 Adopted License Rates for permanent restaurants, which is further categorized by the number of seats typically available (or as available prior to COVID-19 restrictions that went into effect in March 2020).
- Qualified applicants must be located within Yamhill County, headquartered in Oregon, and have its principal operations in
- Restaurants must have been in operation for a minimum of 12 months as of March 1, 2021
- Restaurants must have a permanently established, brick-and-mortar location
- Restaurants that have either already renewed or are pending renewal of their January 1, 2021 to December 31, 2021 Restaurant License.
- Licensed Restaurants whose primary service is onsite indoor dining and have been required to cease all onsite indoor dining because of Governor’s orders related to the COVID-19 emergency.
- Restaurant that have not been in operation for a minimum of 12 months as of March 1,
- Restaurants that do not operate in a permanently established location, i.e. food trucks and other mobile food operations
- Restaurants that are delinquent on federal, state, or local taxes that were due on, or before, the date of application
- Restaurants that do not comply with all federal, state, and local laws and regulations
- Restaurants that have closed and do not intend to reopen
- Applications accepted online only: Monday, March 1, 2021 and will remain open until further notice
- Check processing and disbursement will be done as applications are received