East Bay City Gives $1 Million to Its Restaurants & Bars
The pandemic has hit restaurants hard, but one East Bay city is trying to help.
Walnut Creek has just announced their new Restaurant Grant Program which will give $1 million to its local bars and restaurants who are struggling to stay afloat.
Thanks to KRON4 for sharing the news and the details of the new grant program.
Earlier this week, Walnut Creek City Council voted unanimously to approve the $1-million grant program. Eligible businesses can receive up to $10,000. With 200 full and limited service independent restaurants in Walnut Creek, up to 75% of the businesses could be eligible. However, the grant is available on a first-come, first-service basis.
Applications are now open. Eligible businesses must be independently owned (no national, corporately-owned chains), have been in the same location since June 2019, and can show they have lost at least 25% of their revenue due to the pandemic.