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LA County Offers $30K Grants To Struggling Restaurants

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Los Angeles today announced details of its Keep L.A. County Dining grant program, which will give $30,000 to qualifying brick-and-mortar restaurant owners to spend on employee payroll and other operational expenses.

The devil, however, is in the details, and many restaurants won't qualify for the funds.

The county program is only open to brick-and-mortar restaurants with 25 or fewer employees and no more than five locations. The businesses can't be corporate-owned franchises and they can't be located in the cities of L.A. or Pasadena. They also can't have already received assistance from other L.A. County CARES Act programs.

The application process opens on Thursday, Dec. 3, at midnight and lasts until Sunday, Dec. 6 at 11:59 p.m. — or whenever 2,500 applications are submitted.

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It's a safe bet the program will hit its application cap well before the deadline.

Next week, Long Beach officials will discuss a similar program — a $5 million fund to help restaurants, bars and breweries that are struggling to stay afloat.

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