SafeDineOC Grants Raised to $5,000 to Aid Eligible Restaurants

Friday, September 18, 2020

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SafeDineOC grants have been raised to $5,000 for eligible restaurants. As part of the SafeDineOC Restaurant Program, the Orange County Board of Supervisors has allocated $10 million in Federal CARES Act funding to support local restaurants that are safely reopening.

Restaurants are eligible for up to $5,000 in reimbursements for CARES Act-qualified purchases, such as masks, gloves, and other personal protective equipment (PPE), site reconfiguration, employee training, cleaning supplies, etc.

The application period for the grant program is open through Oct. 16, 2020, or whenever funding is fully allocated, whichever occurs first. The application takes less than five minutes to complete and receipt submissions are not required.

If there are multiple, separate site restaurants under one owner, each restaurant location may apply for up to $5,000 in grant funds. Restaurants must submit a separate application for each location.

Restaurants must acknowledge in writing that grant funds will be spent only on CARES Act-qualified purchases for final reimbursement grant payment. Receipts for purchases made March 1, 2020 to Dec. 30, 2020 are acceptable and must be maintained by grant recipient for five years from Dec. 30, 2020.

Approved restaurants participating in the SafeDineOC program must post their attestation in plain view of customers, and the restaurant name with be featured on

For more information and to apply, visit

Category: COVID-19