South Bend restaurants can now apply for grants

NOW: South Bend restaurants can now apply for grants

SOUTH BEND, Ind.—The City of South Bend and the South Bend Chamber of Commerce have partnered to give $2,000 grants to local restaurants.

The city is offering these grants for local businesses who are procuring ways to keep customers safe during the pandemic.

Officials say that already restaurants are sending their application which will allow them to continue providing services during the pandemic.

“Not only is business down due to the COVID-19 pandemic," said James Mueller, Mayor of South Bend. "But also they’re being asked to innovate and invest in new types of things like igloos, barriers, shields, and other things. This grant is meant to reimburse for those expenses that have been under taken up to 2,000 dollars but also if people are looking to make investments in the future if they haven’t done so yet then they can use the money for that.”

In order to qualify, business must be:

  • independently owned or have headquarters in South Bend
  • have a business license with the CIRT 
  • be currently open to the public 
  • be able to submit a description and proof of investments made to increase the public’s safety.

Information on the application process can be found here

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