The Outdoor Operations Grant Program (OOGP) will help local eating establishments and retailers in Dublin that are looking to provide an outdoor area for dining or shopping. The program will reimburse a variety of eligible expenses related to long-term temporary or permanent outdoor operations incurred by the business. For the purpose of this program, long-term temporary is considered outdoor seating that is permitted until September 30, 2022, and permanent outdoor operations is outdoor seating that would extend beyond the September 30, 2022, timeframe in perpetuity.
THE PROGRAM IS NOW CLOSED.
The Program provided:
Mini grants up to $10,000 for improvements that fall under the long-term temporary category; or
Grants of up to $50,000 for improvements that fall under the permanent outdoor operations category.
The Program was open to all eligible small businesses that are classified as an eating, drinking or retail establishment.
Program Criteria & Application Process
The Program application period opened on September 17, 2021 and applications were accepted on a first-come, first-served basis until funding was exhausted.