COVID-19 SUPPORT

Community Ventures is working to support the communities across Kentucky as we all work through the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic. Our commitment to our mission has never been stronger. As priorities shift, we solidify our commitment to helping Kentucky families struggling to manage the fallout.

As the federal government, state government, and private enterprises develop ways to support people through this crisis, we will provide information, access to resources, and answers to your question, as best as we can.


What Community Ventures Is Doing

Community Ventures remains committed to serving our clients, our communities, and the entire state throughout this health crisis. To do so, we are working daily to ensure the health and safety of our employees and our clients. We are following recommended guidelines from the CDC and our state elected officials by implementing telework options for all of our non-essential staff. We will continue to keep our Lexington office open to be responsive to client needs and to serve our business incubator tenants. We continue to encourage all CV staff and clients to observe recommended guidelines for social distancing. All staff will continue to be accessible via email or phone. If you have a question about any previously scheduled event, class, or other activity, please reach out to the appropriate Community Ventures staff or email us at cvcustomersupport@cvky.orgfor more information.

We encourage everyone to stay safe through this difficult time.

Our Offices

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Community Ventures offices are temporarily

CLOSED

However, our staff are still working hard to support our communities during this time. If you need to speak with our staff, please email us at customersupport@cvky.org


Need To Make A Payment?

  • Leave your payment envelopes in our dropbox on the left side of the building at our Broadway office.

How To Reach Us

While our physical offices are CLOSED, our staff remain hard at work throughout this crisis to support families and communities however we can. You can reach your specific Community Ventures company using the information below.



CVKY

Community Ventures Main Office

Phone: (859) 231-0054

E-mail: customersupport@cvky.org

Website: www.cvky.org


Mustard Seed Hill

Mustard Seed Hill

Phone: (859) 231-0054 x1066

Email: info@mustardseedhill.events

Website: www.mustardseedhill.events



Art inc

Art Inc. Kentucky

Phone: (859) 231-0054 x1003

Email: mjohnson@cvky.org

Website: www.artinckentucky.org

Chef Space

Chef Space

Phone: (502) 566-6076

Email: tom.murro@chefspace.org

Website: www.chefspace.org



Chef Space

Women’s Business Center of Kentucky

Phone: (859) 231-0054 x1003

Email: phyllis.alcorn@cvky.org

Website: www.wbckentucky.org

Last Updated 12-01-2020.

Following an executive order closing Kentucky restaurants and bars to in-person dining for three weeks, Governor Andy Beshear created a $40 million fund using federal coronavirus relief funds to help out restaurants and bars.

Restaurants and bars across the state can begin applying for relief funds Monday, November 30 at noon.

This Food and Beverage Relief Fund will be on a first come first serve basis with applications. Businesses will be eligible for up to $10,000 per location with a maximum of $20,000 per business entity.

Timelines

  • Application portal will open November 30, 2020.
  • Applications will be reviewed by the Public Protection Cabinet starting on November 30, 2020.
  • Assistance will be paid as lump sum payment to the owners for all documented eligible expenses.
  • Payments are anticipated to be dispensed to owners no sooner than December 8, 2020.
  • Applications will close when funds are exhausted, or on December 18, 2020 at 11:59:59 PM, whichever comes first.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Available to businesses that are defined as bars or restaurants
    • Bars = business that holds a valid retail liquor by the drink license and serves drinks for on-site consumption.
    • Restaurants = business that makes prepared meals in single quantities one customer at a time for on-site consumption.
  • Business with less than 50% of their sales via drive-thrus will be eligible.
  • Business may not be owned by a publicly traded company.
  • Business will be required to remain in compliance with all public health orders.
  • Any award will be a grant, not a loan. However, the grant may be considered taxable income (consult your tax professional for additional guidance), and awardees will receive a 1099 statement regarding any award received.
  • Entity must supply and maintain documentation demonstrating that the award reimbursed permissible expenses for a period of five (5) years.
  • Entities that do not comply with the terms of the program may be required to return the award.
  • Entities must complete the required certification in the application portal. To see a sample of the certification requirements, click here. There is no need to print or upload this document, as the system will complete the certification for you as part of the application process.

Applications are coming in fast, so please submit your request for assistance immediately!