Opened May 3, 2021

The Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF) provides emergency assistance for eligible restaurants, bars, and other qualifying businesses impacted by COVID-19, from $1,000 and up to $10 million per entity (or associated businesses), or $5 million per physical location. 

Recipients are not required to repay the funding as long as funds are used for eligible uses no later than March 11, 2023.

Eligible entities include:

  • Restaurant  
  • Food stand  
  • Food truck  
  • Food cart  
  • Caterer  
  • Saloon  
  • Inn  
  • Tavern  
  • Bar  
  • Lounge  
  • Brewpub  
  • Tasting room  
  • Taproom  
  • Licensed facility or premise of a beverage alcohol producer where the public may taste, sample, or purchase products 

The Small Business Administration will begin accepting applications via the application portal on Monday, May 3 at 12 p.m. EDT. The application portal will remain open to any eligible establishment until all funds are exhausted.

In preparation, qualifying applicants should familiarize themselves with the application process in advance to ensure a smooth and efficient application. Follow the steps below:

Process:

Resources 

Learn the basics of the Restaurant Revitalization Fund and how to apply with this tutorial hosted by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA):