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: