City COVID-19 Relief Programs

City of Dublin COVID-19 Relief

Photo of tent for outdoor diningTemporary Use Permit for Restaurants, Retail & Fitness Establishments to Temporarily Utilize Outdoor Spaces

The Dublin City Council has authorized the temporary waiver of certain Zoning Ordinance requirements to facilitate business operations affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. This action was taken in an effort to assist restaurants, retail, fitness, and other businesses in need of outdoor space that are experiencing, and will continue to experience, severe negative economic impacts due to the COVID-19 pandemic, including distancing requirements established by Health Orders for the safety of customers, workers, and the general public. Eligible businesses may file a request for a waiver with the Planning Division related to outdoor seating for restaurants, temporary outdoor display of merchandise for retail businesses, or outdoor fitness classes for fitness gyms/studios. There is no fee associated with this waiver which can be submitted via email and will be reviewed within two business days.

Download the COVID-19 Relief Temporary Use Permit Application.

Dublin Small Business Recovery Boost Grant Program - Closed Recovery Boost Grant Program logo - hand under coin

Small Businesses in Dublin may be eligible to apply for a $10,000 grant through the City’s new Recovery Boost Grant Program to help local businesses that have had to shift or are shifting their operations to adhere with COVID-19 health & safety guidelines.

The City is no longer accepting applications for this program.

Visit the Recovery Grant Program webpage for full details.

City of Dublin Small Business Emergency Microloan Program - Closed
Microloan Program INFOGRAPHIC - updated 11-20. The Program provided more than $888,000 in assistance

To help mitigate the negative impact of COVID-19 on Dublin small businesses, the City Council established a Small Business Emergency Microloan Program to offer financial assistance to local small businesses, with a focus on retaining local restaurants and retailers in Dublin. The program provides zero-interest, unsecured, short-term loans of up to $10,000 to eligible Dublin small businesses and is intended to augment state and federal financial assistance programs.

The City is no longer accepting applications for this program. 

For more details, visit the City of Dublin’s Emergency Microloan webpage.

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