RRF IS CLOSED
The SBA closed the Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF) three weeks after received more than 362,00 applications requesting close to $80 billion in assistance. The RRF has been a critical lifeline for struggling businesses. Unfortunately, that allocation wasn’t nearly enough to meet the demand. The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) received nearly $75 billion in requests.
While the RRF has officially closed, multiple bills to replenish the fund by up to $60 billion are being debated in Congress right now. You can click here to tell Congress to replenish these badly needed funds.
If you received a grant from RRF funds, you can use this tool to track expenses in specific categories. The budget tool is essential for restaurants, bars, breweries, and other entities to closely monitor RRF eligible expenses. The National Restaurant Association has that tool and other current information about RRF efforts on their website.
YOUR stories are critical to getting additional RRF funding approved by Congress! If you were approved for RRF but didn’t receive grant funds, we need to hear from you! Please reach out to the Washington Hospitality Association’s Grassroots Coordinator Jordan Caron at: firstname.lastname@example.org to share your story.