Reopening Guides:

Webinars/Videos

UPDATE:  The SBA has released screenshots of the application portal here. Complete a sample application prior to the opening of the application period on Monday, May 3 so that you have all information ready when you log in to apply.

Help is on the way! The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 established the $28.6 billion Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF) to provide grants for restaurants that have sustained financial losses due to the coronavirus pandemic. This vital source of emergency funding can be used for a wide range of expenses dating back to Feb. 11, 2020. Grants will be up to $5 million per physical location and no more than $10 million per business.

TIMELINE:

  1. Register at the SBA Application portal, sba.gov. You do not need to register if you are planning on applying through Toast or Square, the two SBA-recognized POS partners offering application portals. Registration opens at 6 a.m. PDT, Friday, April 30.
  2. Use the resources on this page to answer questions you may still have.
  3. Complete your sample application and have all documentation files ready to upload before May 3.
  4. Apply when the application portal opens at 9 a.m. PDT Monday, May 3. Be sure you have a strong Internet connection before the portal opens. Eligible entities can either apply through a POS vendor or sba.gov.

IMPORTANT SBA LINKS

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

ARTICLES

WEBINARS AND TRAINING

Understanding and Applying for the Restaurant Revitalization Fund
A deep dive into the RRF presented April 30 by the Washington Hospitality Association, Seattle Restaurant Alliance and Washington Small Business Development Center.
April 30 RRF Webinar Slides    WEBINAR     April 30 Webinar Q&A

Restaurant Revitalization Fund Webinars with SBA
The National Restaurant Association has hosted a series of RRF webinars presented with the SBA. Use the archive of past webinars here.

Learn How to Apply for the RRF
The SBA provides a quick walkthrough of the online application here.

TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE

  • SBA call-center support (Mon-Fri): 1-844-279-8898
  • Washington Hospitality Association members should contact their territory manager for assistance or email communications@wahospitality.org.
  • U.S. Small Business Administration Seattle District Office 206-553-7310 / 509-353-2800 (Spokane)
  • Small Business Resiliency Network This network provides culturally relevant assistance for business owners and organizations affected by the coronavirus pandemic. Visit this website to connect with organizations that can provide technical assistance and help access translation services.
  • Seattle Metropolitan Chamber’s REACH program and the Business Health Trust Employers in the region with 100 or fewer employees can get accounting consulting services to help navigate the Restaurant Revitalization Fund, PPP, Employee Retention Tax Credits and the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant. Email leighj@seattlechamber.comto get connected with an accountant at Clark Nuber.
  • Seattle’s Office of Economic Development at 206-684-8090 Application help for Seattle businesses in English, Spanish, Vietnamese, Cantonese, Mandarin, Korean, Somali, Amharic, Thai and Tgrinya.
  • AHANA is providing technical support for small businesses in underserved and under-represented communities in Eastern Washington affected by the coronavirus pandemic. ahana-meba.org/covid-19/cv19/or 509-999-5365 or email meba10@gmail.com.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

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