The Village of Fairport Local Development Corporation LIFT Grant Program has been expanded to provide cash assistance to Village Retail and Restaurant businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The LIFT grant program was introduced in August 2020 to provide reimbursement for purchase of COVID related supplies, services, and renovations to enable businesses to adapt to COVID-19 restrictions.
With this program expansion, Village Retailers or Restaurants that are forced to close due to required quarantine and isolation orders may be eligible for $100/day up to a maximum of $1,000, for each normal scheduled business day that the business is closed due to the quarantine/isolation order.
Additionally, the LIFT grant program will also provide up to $1,000 to offset the higher costs of takeout supplies and third-party delivery fees incurred by Village Restaurants.
“We recognize the important role that our businesses play in making the Village of Fairport a unique destination for shopping, dining and entertainment,” said Kevin Clark, FLDC Board Chair. “This expansion will help our especially hard-hit Village retailers and restaurants as they adapt to these ongoing challenges. The LIFT Grant program underscores our commitment to ensuring the future of Village of Fairport as a diverse and vibrant business district for residents and visitors alike.”
Additional information and applications can be found on the OCED website at www.fairportoced.org.