U.S. Senator Schumer Urges Restaurants to Apply for COVID Help
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer of New York is urging restaurant owners to apply for federal help as many continue to struggle from shut-downs and reduced capacity in the coronavirus pandemic.
The Democrat appeared April 25 at a Manhattan seafood restaurant to urge owners and franchisees to apply for a $28.6 billion federal restaurant relief program.
The restaurant grant program is part of the federal COVID-19 package signed into law last month. It will let restaurant owners apply for funds to cover coronavirus-related losses.
The maximum grant for an individual restaurant is $5 million.
Schumer says that the website for applying will be up within a few weeks.
Some restauranteurs say they hope the funds will not only help businesses survive this year but into next year as well during a slow recovery from the pandemic.