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.

The SBA released technical guidance for the Restaurant Revitalization Fund. Registration for the SBA application portal will begin on Friday, April 30, 2021, at 9am ET. Applications will open on Monday, May 3, 2021, at 12pm ET. Visit the SBA RRF site.

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).

Legislative Language for RRF

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

Step by Step Guide for Applying

April 28th, 2021

This step-by-step guide will help eligible entities understand how to complete the RRF application.

Next Steps Guide: RRF

May 11th, 2021

Use this resource for next steps if your business receives an RRF grant.

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:

The Restaurant Revitalization Fund has been completely depleted.

Join our call for additional RRF funding! Tell your legislator to co-sponsor the RRF Replenishment Act TODAY!