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

Restaurant Relief | The City, Village and Township (CVT) Grant Program

To Support Restaurants, Bars and Cafes during COVID-19 Pandemic

PROGRAM LAUNCH: December 2020 | PROGRAM CLOSES: June 30, 2021


 Program Status Overview as of April 12, 2021

  • Through this two-phased program, Oakland County has provided nearly $2.4 million in needed products and funds to partnering cities, villages, and townships.  Local communities are using these products and funds to support dine-in restaurants, bars and cafes.

  • Product deliveries to date include 269 igloos and greenhouses; 1,022 outdoor propane heaters and 6,088 propane exchanges (20 lbs.); and 868 electrostatic sprayers and 1,683 gallons of electrostatic disinfectant.

  • Oakland County has awarded about $2.84 million to partnering cities, villages, and townships for this two-phased restaurant relief program.  Some funds may still be available.  Dine-in restaurants, bars and cafes are encouraged to contact their municipalities for more information.

 PHASE TWO: Grant Application & Interlocal Agreement

CVTs do not need to apply for Phase One to apply for Phase Two.
If a CVT participated in Phase One, they do not have to apply for Phase Two.
An Interlocal Agreement is required for participation in either, or both, grant phases.

​ELIGIBLE GRANT REQUESTS

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

COUNTY-COORDINATED PRODUCTS

Some high-demand products from Phase One will continue to be available, along with some additional products, including:

  • Fixed-location outdoor sanitation stations
  • Igloo/Dome (12’ in diameter)
  • Outdoor tower propane heater and tank
  • Propane tank (20 lb.) refill and exchange program
  • Victory cordless electrostatic handheld sprayer
  • Electrostatic disinfectant solution (1 gallon)

PHASE 2: Product Spec Sheet

​ELIGIBLE PRODUCTS FOR ACQUISITION AND REIMBURSEMENT INCLUDE:

  • Tents
  • Igloos/domes and greenhouses
  • Outdoor propane heaters
  • Propane refill programs
  • Plastic A-Frame sidewalk signs (24”’x 36”)
  • Picnic tables, outdoor tables and seating
  • Materials to construct platforms, railings and ramps
  • Materials to construct outdoor seating areas
  • Electrostatic sprayers and disinfectant solution
  • Sanitation stations (fixed and portable)
  • Refill wipes and liquid hand sanitizer for sanitation stations
  • Foot operated door pulls
  • General Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and supplies

LABOR, SERVICES AND FEES ELIGIBLE FOR REIMBURSEMENT INCLUDE:

  • Labor to construct platforms, railings and ramps
  • Labor to construct outdoor seating areas
  • Labor to install fixed location sanitation stations
  • Technology related services or fees to upgrade websites and install apps for online ordering or delivery
  • Technology related services or fees to install point of sale systems to minimize employee-customer contact
  • $250 Social District Permit Fee paid by business to the State in cities, villages and townships that have established a Social District under MCL 436.1551

NOTES

CVTs with questions regarding other products and fees, can email Oakland County at RestaurantRelief@OakGov.com
 
Salary or wages for employees of CVT, Chambers of Commerce, restaurants, bars, cafes, downtown development authorities and other downtown and corridor management organizations are not eligible for reimbursement.
 
The CVTs may maintain ownership of the purchased products and/or provide the products to restaurants, bars, cafes, downtown development authorities and other downtown and corridor management organizations.
 
Eligible reimbursement costs must be incurred between July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021.
 
For this program, the maximum total reimbursement for a single business is $10,000.

CVT Eligibility & Allocation of Funds Information

Fifty-three CVTs qualify for Phase Two Grants. Please refer to this Application Guide for more information:

PHASE 2: Application Guide
PHASE 2: Grant Webinar Presentation - Updated JAN 27

Roles & Responsibilities

For successful implementation of the program, the local governments will need to work cooperatively with chambers of commerce, downtown development authorities and other downtown and corridor management organizations.

CVTs and Partners will identify local needs, allocate resources, and utilize the grant purchased items and funds to support impacted dine-in restaurants, bars and cafés.

Oakland County staff will coordinate the “County-Coordinated” Product Orders and deliveries with CVT contact.