Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF)

As we work with the Small Business Administration (SBA) on setting up and implementing the Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF), this page will serve as a central hub of the very latest information from the Association and SBA. Check back for important updates, including explainer documents, videos, and webinars. Or sign up to get the information delivered directly to your inbox.

Click HERE for the Association’s release on new information from the SBA on DUNS/SAM numbers.

Please Email Your Questions About RRF To: rrf@restaurant.org

RRF Fact Sheet

April 9th, 2021

The American Rescue Plan Act established a $28.6 billion “Restaurant Revitalization Fund” (RRF) within the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).

Legislative Language for RRF

Approved legislative language on the RRF including definitions and eligibility requirements.

PPP, ERTC, and RRF Webinar Recording

Webinar with the Association’s Aaron Frazier on how restaurant operators can best utilize PPP, ERTC, and RRF to help survive the pandemic.

Restaurant Revitalization Fund Next Steps

In this webinar we will share: How the RRF became law, what type of RRF funds are available and next steps.

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 federalstate, 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.

For more information watch the Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF), PPP Second Draw, and ERTC: An Update on Restaurant Relief Efforts on-demand: https://bit.ly/3q0QHzS

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.