Good evening: Empire State Development has now opened the application portal for the “Raising the Bar” Restaurant Recovery Fund to assist restaurants in New York State during the COVID-19 pandemic. A presentation on the fund can be found here.
Please take note that the log in and eligibility takes approximately 3-5 minutes. Emails have begun flowing back to eligible applicants typically within minutes. For the applicants that have already received eligibility emails, they are able to log in and complete their applications.
Please visit https://esd.ny.gov/raising-nys-bar-restaurant-recovery-fund for more information.