The Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF) is a critical lifeline for restaurants across the country, helping them rebuild from pandemic-related revenue loss. However, 177,000 eligible restaurants did not receive RRF grants as the program ran out of funds in a matter of weeks. The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) estimates they need $43.6 billion to fund the unmet applications currently stuck in the RRF queue. The RRF Replenishment Act will direct $60 billion in funding to the SBA, allowing them to complete the mission and provide sorely needed recovery dollars for the restaurant industry.
Please support the restaurant industry in our recovery efforts by asking your lawmakers to sponsor the RRF Replenishment Act. You can contact your lawmakers on this issue in just one step by clicking here.
RRF Expense Tracker
June 4, 2021
This resource will help grantees more easily document their use of funds in specific categories. The budget tool is essential for restaurants, bars, breweries, caterers, distilleries, bakeries, food trucks and other entities to closely monitor RRF eligible expenses.
April 30, 2021
The American Rescue Plan Act established a $28.6 billion “Restaurant Revitalization Fund” (RRF) within the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).
Next Steps Guide: RRF
May 11th, 2021
Use this resource for next steps if your business receives an RRF grant.
RRF Replenishment Brief
Nearly 177,000 eligible restaurants did not receive RRF grants as the program ran out of funds in a matter of weeks. The SBA estimates they need $43.6 billion to fund the unmet applications currently stuck in the RRF queue. This guide explains why restaurants need the RRF replenished in order to recover from the pandemic.
Thanks to your advocacy efforts, in early 2021, Congress took action and created the Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF), a $28.6 billion grant program targeted at small restaurants.
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the National Restaurant Association and our state restaurant association partners have advocated at the federal, state, and local levels of government for policies and comprehensive relief packages that will allow restaurants to survive this crisis. Starting on March 18, 2020, the Association pushed for Congress to create a restaurant industry specific recovery fund due to the unique challenges restaurants faced during the pandemic. This proposal became the Restaurant Revitalization Fund.
Throughout the pandemic, Congress has heard from hundreds of thousands of restaurant operators, employees, and loyal customers about the importance of providing assistance to the industry. You voice lead to many wins – small and large for restaurants in every community. In 2020, Congress passed two rounds of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and other important relief policies, such as the Employee Retention Tax Credit (ERTC), that kept thousands of restaurants in business and millions of hospitality workers employed.
Our work is not finished. While these programs helped tremendously, restaurants have a long road to recovery. Please support restaurants by contacting your lawmakers and ask them to replenish the RRF today.