U.S. SBA Restaurant Revitalization Fund Information
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is awarding funding through the Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF) to restaurants, bars, and other eligible businesses. The purpose of this funding is to provide support to eligible entities that suffered revenue losses related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
On March 11, 2021 the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) became public law, funding the RRF. Applicants can apply for the RRF through the SBA’s RRF website. The SBA will continue accepting applications, subject to availability of funds.
The SBA will begin accepting applications from eligible restaurants and other food establishments on Monday, May 3, 2021 at 12:00pm Eastern Time.
Eligible entities are businesses that are not permanently closed and include businesses where the public or patrons assemble for the primary purpose of being served food or drink, including:
- Food stands, food trucks, food carts
- Bars, saloons, lounges, taverns
- Licensed facilities or premises of a beverage alcohol producer where the public may taste, sample, or purchase products
- Snack and nonalcoholic beverage bars
- Other similar places of business in which the public or patrons assemble for the primary purpose of being served food or drink
- *Brewpubs, tasting rooms, taprooms
- *Breweries and/or microbreweries
- *Wineries and distilleries
The terms and information outlined above are subject to change upon further rulemaking or guidance from the U.S. Small Business Administration and the U.S. government. If you have specific questions about your eligibility to receive payments under the Restaurant Revitalization Fund, please review the Control Notices or seek independent legal or professional advice.
*Bakeries, brewpubs, tasting rooms, taprooms, breweries, microbreweries, wineries, and distilleries: On-site sales must comprise at least 33% of gross receipts in 2019. For businesses who opened in 2020 or that have not yet opened, the Applicant’s original business model should have contemplated at least 33% of gross receipts in on-site sales to the public.
**Inns: On-site sales of food and beverage to the public comprised at least 33% of gross receipts in 2019. For businesses who opened in 2020 or that have not yet opened, the Applicant’s original business model should have contemplated at least 33% of gross receipts in on-site food and beverage sales to the public.