Dunwoody CARES Al Fresco Grant

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Source: City of Dunwoody

Ready for Winter-Al Fresco Grant Program

The City of Dunwoody is offering a grant reimbursement program to help businesses and restaurants purchased items needed to extend their outdoor services or dining during the COVID-19 crisis. This grant program benefits businesses, restaurants, and other venues located within the City of Dunwoody through the matching of qualifying expenses related to winter COVID-19 preparedness. 

Documentation showing the rental or purchase of eligible items must be provided and approved before a 50% reimbursement of expenses can be sent.

Items eligible for reimbursement:
  • Tents or canopies
  • Exterior lighting
  • Outdoor flooring
  • Installation labor costs
  • Outdoor space heaters and fuel
  • Exterior furniture
  • Barriers to deter traffic
  • electrical outlets and extension chords

*Eligible items must comply with Fire Compliance Codes (see Addendum 1)

Who can apply?

The program is available to the following:

  • Private, for-profit independently operated businesses or restaurant(s) or bar(s) located within the City of Dunwoody
  • Restaurants that have enforced reduced indoor seating capacity as a result of COVID-19 social distancing measures
  • Businesses that provide outdoor area for activities, merchandise display, or customer pick-up
  • Property owners or managers that are assisting tenants with outdoor and cold weather preparedness
Next Steps:

Step 1: Prepare of Required Documents – Prepare and check off list of required documents listed on the application.

Step 2: Submit Application and required documents – E-mail to:

Step 3: Grant Review

You will receive an approval or denial response within two weeks. You may be contacted if your application is missing any information or you have an active code violation which will result in a delay of approval. Grants will continue to be reviewed in order of receipt until funds are depleted.

Step 4: Award & Funding

If approved, submit all invoices/receipts supporting each eligible expense together within two weeks. Reimbursement amounts will be paid at one time by check. The maximum amount of reimbursement is $5000 (i.e. if a business spends $10,000 on approved and qualified expenses, the grant will reimburse up to $5,000).

For questions about the Al Fresco Grant, please e-mail Rosemary Watts, Business and Cultural Development Manager: rosemary.watts@dunwoodyga.gov

For questions about the eVerify or SAVE Affidavit forms, please e-mail Linda Nabers, Finance Director: Linda.Nabers@dunwoodyga.gov

For questions about construction and permits, please e-mail Richard Hathcock: richard.hathcock@dunwoodyga.gov

For questions about Fire Codes (heaters, electrical, etc.), please e-mail the fire marshal at dekalbfmo@dekalbcountyga.gov

Read the provisions and find the form to complete at City of Dunwoody here.