The coronavirus (COVID-19) has caused unprecedented economic disruption across Washington DC. In response, three temporary programs have been created to assist ABC licensees in re-opening for business and to safely serve customers.
- Winter Ready Grant program
Licensees can apply for assistance as they winterize their outdoor dining areas and maintain outdoor dining operations through the colder months.
- New and Expanded Outdoor Dining Seating
Allows licensees to sell and serve alcoholic beverages for onsite consumption in newly created and expanded outdoor dining space on public and private property.
- Carry-out and Delivery from Licensed Location
Allows licensees to sell beer, wine, and spirits for carry-out and delivery from their licensed premised—the address included on their alcohol license.
- Carry-Out and Delivery from a Pop-Up Location
Allows licensees to sell beer, wine, and spirits for carry-out and delivery from a location in DC other than their licensed premises.
There is no fee to participate in any of the relief programs. Participation is optional.