Mahaska Chamber Announces Grant Opportunity for Restaurants and Brew Pubs

May 15, 2023

The Mahaska Chamber & Development Group is offering a grant opportunity for individuals looking to open a new restaurant or brew pub in Mahaska County.

“This is a one-time grant in the amount of $15,000,” said Deann DeGroot, Executive Director of the Chamber. “Current data shows Mahaska County is losing 60% of restaurant and bar sales to areas outside the county to boost this sector of our economy.

”The grant is open to individuals who are opening a new restaurant or bar, or existing restaurants who arelooking to expand their services to help fulfill needs in the Mahaska community. Eligible projects include full-service restaurants, limited-service restaurants, grill buffets, brew pubs, or similar concepts.

Applications will be accepted until June 30,2023,and will be reviewed by the MahaskaCountyAg & Rural Development (MCARD) loan review committee who are providing funds from the existing Mahaska County Revolving Loan Fund.

Applications will be scored based on overall planning, need, partnerships, sustainability, impact, and goals of the business.

“We expect this grant opportunity will be competitive, so encourage applicants to be thorough in preparing their proposal,” said DeGroot.

A link to the application can be found on the Mahaska Chamber & Development Group’swebsite at For more information call the Chamber at 641-672-2591.

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