March 2nd, 2021

New Yamhill County Grant Program for Restaurants — OPEN NOW

Yamhill County COVID-19 Restaurant Licensing Fee Reimbursement Grant Program 

Click here for more information and to access the Yamhill County grant portal system. You may also visit the Yamhill County website at:

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.

Grant Awards 

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).


  1. Qualified applicants must be located within Yamhill County, headquartered in Oregon, and have its principal operations in
  2. Restaurants must have been in operation for a minimum of 12 months as of March 1, 2021
  3. Restaurants must have a permanently established, brick-and-mortar location
  4. Restaurants that have either already renewed or are pending renewal of their January 1, 2021 to December 31, 2021 Restaurant License.
  5. 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.

Ineligible Applicants 

  1. Individuals
  2. Restaurant that have not been in operation for a minimum of 12 months as of March 1,
  3. Restaurants that do not operate in a permanently established location, i.e. food trucks and other mobile food operations
  4. Restaurants that are delinquent on federal, state, or local taxes that were due on, or before, the date of application
  5. Restaurants that do not comply with all federal, state, and local laws and regulations
  6. Restaurants that have closed and do not intend to reopen

Program Timeline

  • 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