Aurora Restaurant Relief Grant Program Opens Today, Jan. 4

January 4th, 2021

** See attachments for program flyers in Spanish, Korean, Chinese, Vietnamese and Amharic, along with English.


Date: Jan. 4, 2020

Media Contact: Julie Patterson

Senior Communications Strategist


[email protected]


Aurora Restaurant Relief Grant Program opens today, Jan. 4


AURORA, Colo. – To provide economic assistance to Aurora restaurants experiencing financial stress or disrupted operations during the COVID-19 outbreak and economic downturn, the city of Aurora and the Aurora City Council are rolling out a $1 million grant program starting today, Jan. 4, for those that are eligible.


In cooperation with the Arapahoe County CARES Program and the Adams County CARES Program, the Aurora Restaurant Relief Grant Program will provide grants up to $10,000 each to meet business rent and payroll expenses.


Restaurants that previously received funding through the city of Aurora’s first three rounds of AER grant funding are not eligible for the Restaurant Relief Program, and grant funding may not duplicate needs funded by other programs or grants received by the applicants.


Eligible businesses include restaurants, including any liquor-licensed establishment holding a hotel and restaurant license; bars, including those that hold a liquor license for on-premise consumption; breweries, wineries and distilleries that operate an attached sales room; and caterers.


The application process is now open at, and close at 11:59 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 14.


The city of Aurora has provided three previous rounds of economic assistance for Aurora businesses since April 2020, distributing over $11 million to businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic throughout the city. The pandemic has especially taken a severe toll on the restaurant industry, with businesses losing revenue and customers due to public health-related concerns, closures and restrictions. Recent public health orders have prohibited all indoor dining, and with winter arriving, outdoor dining options are limited.


Eligible businesses must be located in the city of Aurora, established prior to May 1, 2020, have 50 or fewer employees (combined full time and part time), have an Aurora business license, and be in good standing, among other requirements.


Additional information is available at Grant review will occur in January, and total grant funds awarded will be based on the applicant request and ability to demonstrate need with appropriate documentation. All grant awards will be expended by the end of January. To ask questions, email [email protected].

ARR Grant Program Reminder Release Aurora Restaurant Relief Grant Program Flyer AuroraRestaurantReliefGrantProgramFlyer_AMHARIC AuroraRestaurantReliefGrantProgramFlyer_CHINESE AuroraRestaurantReliefGrantProgramFlyer_KOREAN AuroraRestaurantReliefGrantProgramFlyer_SPANISH AuroraRestaurantReliefGrantProgramFlyer_VIETNAMESE

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