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In response to initial health order directives prohibiting indoor dining, outdoor dining has become an essential option for local eateries to sustain themselves while safely serving the community.
With the goal of providing financial assistance to local eateries to support installing new temporary outdoor dining options, the Menlo Park City Council has collaborated with the Menlo Park Chamber of Commerce and the San Mateo County Economic Development Association (SAMCEDA) to develop a temporary outdoor dining grant program.
The approved program will award one-time business grants to install new temporary outdoor dining tables, chairs, heat lamps, umbrellas, platforms and ramps. Grants of up to $5,000 will be awarded to eligible applicants, up to an aggregate of $100,000 for all grants.
Eateries must meet the following eligibility requirements:
The following factors render a business ineligible:
Please fill out the application form if you believe your restaurant meets the eligibility requirements detailed above and you will be contacted by a member of the program team.