Village Board Authorizes Restaurant Relief Package

The Mayor and Village Board passed a resolution on Thursday, November 5, 2020 to create a Restaurant Relief Program.   The program authorized an immediate rebate on-premise liquor license fees to over 20 Woodridge-based restaurants. Additionally, restaurants/breweries who rely primarily on their on-premise dining who have been significantly impacted by dining restrictions are eligible for a $7,500 maximum grant for operating expenses (i.e. payroll, rent, utilities, etc.), and a $15,000 maximum grant for capital expenses (i.e. table and tent rentals for outdoor dining) related to COVID. The funding for this program will be provided via a portion of the Village’s CARES Act allocation and is estimated to distribute $350,000 back into the Woodridge business community. The grant application and information packet is pending final authorization and more information will be available on the Village’s website next week, the week of November 9, 2020.

The November 5th agenda memo/packet, for reference: