Oakland County, Michigan/COVID-19/Grants/The City, Village and Township (CVT) Grant Program

The City, Village and Township (CVT) Grant Program

To Support Restaurants, Bars and Cafes during COVID


Running concurrently with this CVT program is a rapid response of CARES Act Funds to approximately 850 businesses that earlier received stabilization, recovery or restart grants from the county.  Beginning in December, the county is allocating $7 million in funds to help bars and restaurants impacted by the three-week “pause” ordered Nov. 15 by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. The health order limited bars and restaurants to providing outside dining, carryout and delivery service only. 

​The funds for this $3 million program are coming from Oakland County’s General Fund as approved by Oakland County Executive David Coulter and the Oakland County Board of Commissioners.

The focus of the program is to provide Oakland County’s cities, villages and townships with resources to support their dine-in restaurants, bars and cafes in two areas:

  • Adapting their facility for outside service 
  • Safe re-opening supplies

 Example of a Resolution for Temporary Outdoor Seating, Sales and Accessory Structures

 PHASE ONE: CVT Rapid Response

NOTE: If you are a Restaurant/Bar/Cafe Owner, do not fill out this form.
Please contact your local municipality, DDA, Management Organizations, or Chamber for more information on this program. Applications are for Municipalities Only.

  • Submit completed application by 5:00 p.m., December 22, 2020 
  • Send to Annaka Norris: norrisa@oakgov.com

The CVT receiving the equipment/supplies through PHASE ONE: CVT RAPID RESPONSE will be required to sign an Interlocal Agreement with Oakland County when applying for PHASE TWO. Here is a draft version of the Interlocal Agreement:

 PHASE TWO: Grant Application & Interlocal Agreement

NOTE: You do not need to apply for Phase One to apply for Phase Two.


  • JAN 2021: Online Application Available
  • FEB 2021: Online Application & Interlocal Agreement Due
  • MAR 2021: Application Review & Grant Awards


  • Products
  • Acquisition Funds
  • Reimbursement Funds (for CVTs and Businesses)


  • Tents
  • Igloos and Greenhouses
  • Propane Heaters
  • Propane Programs
  • Picnic Tables and Outdoor Seating
  • Build Out of Platforms and Railings
  • Build Out of Outdoor Seating Areas
  • General PPE Supplies


  • Collaboration and cooperation among CVTs, DDAs, Management Organizations and Chambers to assess local needs and submit CVT application.
  • Gather input from restaurants, bars and cafes.
  • Oakland County staff will coordinate orders and deliveries with CVT contact.