DENVER (KDVR) — Denver restaurants that expanded their outdoor seating areas due to COVID-19 restrictions will be getting additional financial assistance from the City and County of Denver.
Denver Department of Transportation and Infrastructure (DOTI) is has an additional $535,000 in funding to outdoor seating options for bars and restaurants. A total of $970,000 in aid has been distributed, DOTI received $435,000 earlier this year.
Money to help restaurants is coming from The CARES Act’s $150 billion Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF), a federal program that provides payments to state, local and tribal governments that are navigating the impact of the COVID-19 crisis.
Many of the funding recipients took part in Denver’s Temporary Outdoor Dining Expansion Program.