More money is needed in the Restaurant Revitalization Fund
More money is needed in the Restaurant Revitalization Fund

By every metric, the Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF) has been successful. The program was set up quickly, and it launched on May 3 without any major setbacks. Award money already started arriving in some applicants’ bank accounts within a week of their applying....

Complimentary PPE Pop-up Events – Kent & Seattle
Complimentary PPE Pop-up Events – Kent & Seattle

King County is hosting two additional restaurant PPE pop-up events to distribute complimentary PPE masks and sanitizing wipes to county restaurant workers. Click here if you would like to participate. The first drive-thru event will be in Kent on Tuesday, from 9 a.m....

PPP funding has run out for most borrowers
PPP funding has run out for most borrowers

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced on Tuesday that funding for the Paycheck Protection Program is, for the most part, exhausted. There are still funds available through a set-aside for community financial institutions, which generally focus on...

Tell lawmakers to pass the Save Hotel Jobs Act
Tell lawmakers to pass the Save Hotel Jobs Act

On April 28, the Save Hotel Jobs Act was introduced in Congress to provide a lifeline to hotel workers and hoteliers. The extremely hard-hit hotel industry has yet to receive direct aid, and the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) has joined forces with...

[Toolkit] Restaurant Revitalization Fund
[Toolkit] Restaurant Revitalization Fund

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 because of the coronavirus pandemic. This vital source of emergency funding can be used for a...

Tips for getting ready to apply for the Restaurant Revitalization Fund
Tips for getting ready to apply for the Restaurant Revitalization Fund

The $28.6 billion Restaurant Revitalization Fund program is designed to help restaurants, bars and other eligible businesses recover pandemic-related losses. Grants will range from a minimum of $1,000 up to $10 million per business or $5 million per location. They do...

Restaurant Revitalization Fund Update: What to Expect Next
Restaurant Revitalization Fund Update: What to Expect Next

The $28.6 billion Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF) opened for business on May 3, and in its first 36 hours 186,200 restaurants, bars and other eligible businesses applied to receive assistance. Of these, 97,600 were priority applications from majority women-owned,...

New vaccinated-only sections allowed for spectator events
New vaccinated-only sections allowed for spectator events

On May 3, Gov. Jay Inslee announced a policy that allows for spectator events to have vaccinated-only sections in Phase 2 and 3 of the Healthy Washington—Roadmap to Recovery plan if certain conditions are met: Vaccinated-only sections must have designated seating and...