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Cutrona urges Mahoning County businesses to apply for funds

The $38.7 million in the Bar and Restaurant Assistance Fund will be used to help liquor permit holders that have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
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COLUMBUS — State Rep. Al Cutrona, R-Canfield, is encouraging businesses across Mahoning County to apply for assistance through the Bar and Restaurant Assistance Fund. The deadline for applications is Jan. 31.

“I know businesses and workers continue to struggle because of this pandemic, and I encourage those facing difficult times to pursue this initiative,” Cutrona said in a news release. “While this program is not an end-all solution by any means, hopefully it can ease some of the burdens facing small-business owners due to COVID-19.”

Cutrona said Mahoning County has more than 100 businesses that have not yet applied for the grant program.

The $38.7 million in the Bar and Restaurant Assistance Fund will be used to help liquor permit holders that have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The types of permit holders the fund applies to include bars, restaurants, breweries, distilleries, wineries, casinos and private clubs.

Eligible permit holders must have an active on-premise permit. Licensees must present their FEIN or SSN, liquor permit number and address for each location at time of application. Licensees could receive $2,500 per business location.

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