Grant program seeks to aid Concord restaurants

Grants up to $1,500 available to increase indoor seating capacity
Tim Sink

Tim Sink, president of the Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce.

A grant program aimed at helping Concord restaurants acquire materials that can increase their indoor seating capacity has been launched as a joint effort by the city of Concord and the Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce.

Under the program, grants of up to $1,500 will be given to restaurants that have been hit hard by Covid-19 and will no longer be able to continue outdoor dining beyond Nov. 14, when the city begins preparing for sidewalk and street snow removal, said Tim Sink, president of the chamber.

The Concord City Council appropriated $15,000 for the program from funds that were initially allocated to the annual fireworks display, which was canceled due to the pandemic, Sink said.

The chamber will be responsible for administering the grants. Funding is limited and open to both Chamber members and non-members.

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