Restaurants in the largest city in western Massachusetts can now reach for a financial lifeline.
As they must abruptly transition their business to takeout and delivery only, restaurant owners in Springfield could qualify for grants up to $15,000. The city’s development director Tim Sheehan said the goal is to save jobs.
"For example, if a line cook could be kept on during this period as the restaurant is limping through this emergency order period that is effectively what we are looking for," said Sheehan.
Hoping to get the money out quickly, applications are due at the end of this week. The pool of funding is limited to $220,000.