DoorDash Announces $ 150,000 COVID-19 Aid Funds To Be Given To Restaurants Within Cincinnati City Limits.
Restaurants must apply for a $ 5,000 grant by Wednesday, February 17, to offset costs associated with the ongoing pandemic, the company said in a press release.
The grant program is part of DoorDash’s five-year Main Street Strong pledge of $ 200 million, which includes a $ 10 million initiative to support restaurants in cities across the United States and Canada.
Eligible Cincinnati restaurants must have three or fewer stores currently operating and no more than 50 employees per store.
The restaurants must have annual sales of $ 3 million or less per store in 2019.
“Restaurants worked hard during the pandemic”
“Restaurants have worked hard to operate safely throughout the pandemic and have relentlessly sought resources to keep their doors open as they faced a number of hurdles,” said Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley in the press release.
“Locally, we made every effort to support restaurants by providing direct grants and acting quickly to expand outdoor dining options. I am thrilled that DoorDash will join the cause by contributing. “
Alexi Madon, Senior Manager, Government Relations at DoorDash, said in the press release, “As restaurants in the Cincinnati community seek creative ways to stay open during the winter months, we pride ourselves on our continued support as part of our main Street Strong promise.
“DoorDash is committed to providing our restaurant partners with financial support and other resources during this challenging time.”
Grant applications are available at https://doordash.helloalice.com/.
Restaurants eligible to receive grants will be notified by March 1 and will receive their money by early May.