Gov. Raimondo offers relief grants to restaurants, bars subject to new early-closing order

The Rhode Island Division of Taxation will soon post an application form that the affected businesses must complete in order to apply for a grant, and will post other details on its website.
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PROVIDENCE, RI (WLNE) – Gov. Gina Raimondo on Thursday announced a relief program for restaurants, bars, and other businesses that have been ordered to close earlier than usual.

The financial relief will be coming from the Coronavirus Relief Funds provided by the federal government, according to the state’s deparment of revenue.

Each grant for restaurants will range from a minimum of $2,000 to a maximum of $10,000.

During her weekly briefing on Thursday, Gov. Raimondo announced new restrictions impacting both local business and the restaurant industry.

The new restrictions, which go into effect on Sunday, will tentatively last for two weeks.

The guidance implements a stay at home advisory between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. on weeknights, and 10:30 p.m. to 5 a.m. on weekends.

Restaurants can remain open past that time frame for take out and delivery.

The Rhode Island Division of Taxation will soon post an application form that the affected businesses must complete in order to apply for a grant, and will post other details on its website.

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