COVID-19 Resources


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:

  1. Exist within the city limits in a brick-and-mortar location
  2. Own the property/building or have a properly executed lease with the property owner
  3. Be current on City of Bardstown property tax payments, occupational license fees, net profit submissions, and maintain a current business license
  4. Be a restaurant, bar, or gym open and operating before November 1, 2020
    1. Restaurants must NOT be a franchise or franchise-affiliated
    2. Gyms must be locally owned and operated


  • 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


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,  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.


Eligible Businesses:

  1. Restaurants (non-franchised or franchise affiliated)
  2. Bars
  3. Gyms (locally owned & operated)

Eligible Expenditures:

  1. Payroll
  2. Rent/Lease/Mortgage Payments
  3. Utilities

Any questions should be addressed to or by calling 502-331-7013.

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.


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