Kentucky restaurants and bars can begin applying for relief funds today at noon

Following an executive order closing Kentucky restaurants and bars again to in-person dining for three weeks, Governor Andy Beshear created a $40 million fund using federal coronavirus relief funds to help out restaurants and bars.

Restaurants and bars across the state can begin applying for relief funds Monday, November 30 at noon.

This Food and Beverage Relief Fund will be on a first come first serve basis with applications. Businesses will be eligible for up to $10,000 per location with a maximum of $20,000 per business entity.

Customer service is available beginning at 10:30 AM today ahead of the application opening at 12:00 PM.

Applications will close when funds are exhausted, or on December 18, 2020 at 11:59:59 PM, whichever comes first.

Businesses that are eligible include restaurants or bars with less than 50 percent of their sales coming from drive-thrus and those not owned by a publicly traded company. Find other eligibility criteria here. Find the portal for the Food and Beverage Relief Fund and other information can be found here.

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