Clark County offers financial support to food establishments impacted by COVID-19

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Clark County is offering financial support to food establishments impacted by the public health measures implemented to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Clark County Public Health will disburse federal CARES funding to eligible food establishments in the amount paid for their 2020 retail food permit. The permit fees range from $258 to $1,835. Permit fees for 2021 will still apply.

Food establishment owners can use the CARES funding at their discretion toward any operational expenses.

“Local restaurants have been operating in a limited capacity for months or have closed their doors completely. And caterers, mobile food carts and event vendors have lost business due to event cancellations,” said Brigette Bashaw, food safety program manager. “We hope this funding will help food establishments recoup a small portion of the losses they’ve endured over last six months.”

Eligible food establishments must submit an application on the Public Health website to receive CARES funds. Applications are being accepted through Oct. 31, and all funds will be disbursed by Nov. 30.

Eligible food establishments include:

  • Level 1, 2, and 3 restaurants
  • Level 1, 2, and 3 mobile units
  • Level 1, 2, and 3 multiple event vendors
  • Caterers
  • Bed and breakfasts

Food establishments must also have annual revenues of less than $1 million and must hold a valid Public Health food permit or be enrolled in a COVID-19 deferred permit program to be eligible.

Visit the Public Health website for additional information. Food establishment owners without internet access can call 564.397.7257 to apply by phone.


Marissa Armstrong
senior communications specialist
Public Health