By CBS 2 Chicago Staff

CHICAGO (CBS)– Starting Tuesday morning, some Chicago restaurants can apply for help in reopening this summer.

The money comes from the Restaurant Stronger Program. Eligible independent restaurants can apply for $5,000 grants in more than a dozen cities nationwide, including Chicago.

The application deadline is June 5, with the money awarded shortly after. The grants can be used for paying staff, COVID-related requirements and buying food and supplies.

CBS 2 Chicago Staff