Business Relief Grants
We are no longer accepting applications for this grant
In light of the continuing COVID-19 Pandemic currently affecting our community in addition to the Governor’s Executive Order 2020-968, the City of Bardstown recognizes the increased burden being placed on restaurants, bars, and gyms. The City wishes to pledge additional support by offering business relief grants of up to $3,000 for local establishments impacted by the most recent executive order to aid in recovery of their operations.
To be eligible for assistance, a business must meet all of the following:
- Exist within the city limits in a brick-and-mortar location
- Own the property/building or have a properly executed lease with the property owner
- Be current on City of Bardstown property tax payments, occupational license fees, net profit submissions, and maintain a current business license
- Be a restaurant, bar, or gym open and operating before November 1, 2020
- Restaurants must NOT be a franchise or franchise-affiliated
- Gyms must be locally owned and operated
SCHEDULE OF ASSISTANCE
- This relief program grant will be awarded to qualified businesses only
- The maximum amount of funding assistance will be $3,000
- Total program expense will not exceed $100,000
- Assistance will be provided to businesses after review of their application
- Applications will be taken December 16, 2020 through December 31, 2020
- Funds will be awarded beginning January 6, 2021
SUBMISSION OF APPLICATION
An application for funds must be completed and submitted to the City of Bardstown by the close of business (4:30 PM), December 31, 2020. Restaurants, bars, and gyms impacted by Executive Order 2020-968 of the Governor are encouraged to apply.
The application can be downloaded from the City’s website, www.cityofbardstown.org/relief. Applications should be mailed to the City of Bardstown, 220 N. Fifth Street, Bardstown, KY, 40004, Attention: RELIEF; or may be placed in the drop box located at the rear of City Hall in a sealed envelope marked RELIEF.
- Restaurants (non-franchised or franchise affiliated)
- Gyms (locally owned & operated)
- Rent/Lease/Mortgage Payments
The applicant will be notified if funding will be provided, the amount of funding if approved, and will be required to provide an IRS W-9 Form to the City of Bardstown.
MORE COVID-19 BUSINESS RESOURCES
Purchase Masks for a Business
The Bardstown and Nelson County Covid-19 Recovery Task Force has established a local and affordable supply of protective masks. These masks are available for order through the City of Bardstown M-F 8:00-4:30 by calling 502-348-5947. Credit card payment is required and the maximum order is 5,000 masks. The minimum order is 50. Once you have placed your order, you can take your receipt and pick up the masks beginning the following day at Nelson County EMS located at 1301 Atkinson Hill Ave., Bardstown, KY 40004.
Orders can only be placed by businesses physically located in Bardstown and Nelson County and who have a current business license with the City of Bardstown or Nelson County Fiscal Court. The price of the masks is 50 cents each. The task force wants to encourage all businesses to order enough masks for their employees, as well as a supply to provide to customers who may not have one. A complimentary supply of hand sanitizer that was generously donated by our local distilleries will be provided with each order while supplies last.*How to order
Call the City of Bardstown M-F 8:00-4:30 at 502-348-5947.
Payment must be made over the phone by Visa, Master Card, or Discover credit card.
The maximum order is 5,000 masks per business. The minimum order is 50.
Who can order?
Businesses physically located within Nelson County who have a current business license with either the City of Bardstown or Nelson County Fiscal Court.
How much do the masks cost?
50 cents per mask
Pick Up Instructions
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Pick Up Location
Emergency Management Office (Station 1), 1301 Atkinson Hill Ave, Bardstown, KY 40004
Before picking up your order call 502-348-8783 and state who will be picking up the order and what type and color of vehicle they will be in. Please REMAIN in your vehicle. Someone will bring your order to you.
*The City of Bardstown, the Nelson County Fiscal Court and Bardstown/Nelson County COVID-19 Recovery Task Force cannot guarantee that any masks purchased through this program will stop, slow, or reduce the spread of any communicable or infectious disease, including but not limited to COVID-19. The City of Bardstown, the Nelson County Fiscal Court and Bardstown/Nelson County COVID-19 Recovery Task Force shall not be liable for any claims relating to the use or misuse of the purchased protective masks, or the spread of any communicable or infectious disease, including but not limited to COVID-19. None of the information presented here should be considered medical advice and businesses are advised to consult with a medical professional for guidance on best practices for their business.
Mayor's COVID-19 Updates
You can watch all of the mayor's weekly COVID-19 updates on our Youtube channel here: