The Outdoor Operations Grant Program (OOGP) assists local eating and drinking establishments and retail establishments in Dublin looking to provide outdoor seating or operations.
The program will reimburse a variety of eligible expenses related to long-term temporary or permanent outdoor operations incurred by the business. For this program, long-term temporary is considered outdoor seating that is permitted until September 30, 2023, and permanent outdoor operations is outdoor seating that would extend in perpetuity.
There are three grant opportunities available for eligible businesses (with approved Planning permits), which include:
Mini-grants up to $10,000 for improvements that fall under the long-term temporary category,
Grants of up to $50,000 for improvements that fall under the permanent outdoor operations category, or
Permit fees, which include staff costs to process a permit related to outdoor operations who may not wish to pursue grant funding.
Program Criteria & Application Process
The Program application is open via a referral process through the Planning Division as eligible establishments apply for their permitting. The Program will be open until program funds are exhausted.