To support local businesses impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, the Town of Ashland announced the launch of a new business grant program and temporary changes to local regulations that will allow for expanded outdoor patio space at restaurants and retail establishments. The Safety Enhancement Grant program, funded by Ashland’s Economic Development Authority (EDA), will allocate $35,000 for grants of up to $2,000 to help businesses implement best practices for maintaining a safe and healthy environment for patrons and employees.

For more information on the Safety Enhancement Grants program and the Parking to Patio initiative, contact Nora Amos or Joe Topham with the Town’s Community Development Department at: planning@ashlandva.gov or (804) 798-1073.

Additional details are also available here.