WestyRISE Initiative


The WestyRISE initiative will help the Westminster community recover from the COVID-19 crisis by providing programs and services specifically targeted toward Westminster economic resilience.

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Reopening Playbook

A playbook to help make your reopening process smoother

  • Business Checklist
  • Open for Business Signage
  • Worksite Best Practices
  • Employee Best Practices
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Safety First: Serving Food and Protecting People During COVID-19 

Guide for the food service industry detailing:

  • Food prep
  • Worker arrival procedures
  • Proper PPE use. and more
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Business Resources

A tool kit full of resources for businesses, including:

  • Lending and financial resources
  • Labor and employee resources
  • Industry-specific resources
  • Economic development partner resources
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Housing Resources

A variety of information and links for:

  • Emergency rental assistance
  • Homeowner
  • Landlord resources
  • Legal resources
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Westminster Restaurant List

Continue to support our local restaurants!

  • List of open restaurants and services provided
  • NOTE: list is continually being updated
  • If you are not on the list and want to be, contact us
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WestyRISE Business Blog

Recent and relevant articles and stories to help businesses navigate their way through the COVID-19 crisis. Information on:

  • Tools and tips on how to adapt
  • Alternative lending resources, and more
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WestyRISE Business Grant

Created to satisfy fixed costs stemming from monthly rental and mortgage payments. Funds would come as a one-time grant that would equal the lesser of (i) 50 percent of each of two months’ rent or mortgage payments, or (ii) $7500. The response to the WestyRISE Business Grant program was overwhelming with over 400 applications submitted.

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