DENVER (KDVR) — Denver Department of Transportation and Infrastructure (DOTI) is helping four local restaurants expand outdoor dining areas, officials announced Friday.
“A little funding certainly goes a long way for these local restaurants, especially in communities that need relief the most,” said Eulois Cleckley, DOTI Executive Director and NACTO Vice President. “With Denver’s COVID-19 restrictions recently tightening to help curb its transmission, this funding couldn’t come at a more perfect time.”
DOTI utilized a $25,000 grant from the National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO) to pay for the outdoor dining expansion.
The NACTO was created for communities hit hard by COVID-19, according to DOTI.
Denver restaurants can also seek help from a new assistance fund, stemming from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, that provides $435,000 to help restaurant and bar owners that incurred costs for creating new or expanded outdoor seating areas due to indoor capacity limits and social distancing requirements.