The Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF) will provide funding to help restaurants and other eligible businesses keep their doors open. This program will provide participants with funding equal to their COVID-19 pandemic-related revenue loss up to $10 million per business and no more than $5 million per physical location. 

Recipients are not required to repay the funding as long as funds are used for eligible uses no later than March 11, 2023.

The online application is now available. You can also sign up to receive email alerts from the Small Business Administration (SBA) as additional information about RRF becomes available.

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    Businesses that have experienced pandemic-related revenue loss are eligible, including:

    • Bars, saloons, lounges, taverns
    • Caterers
    • Food stands, food trucks, food carts
    • Restaurants
    • Snack and nonalcoholic beverage bars

    The following businesses are also eligible, as long as onsite sales to the public make up at least 33% of all receipts:

    • Bakeries 
    • Breweries and/or microbreweries 
    • Brewpubs, tasting rooms, taprooms
    • Inns
    • Licensed facilities or premises of a beverage alcohol producer where the public may taste, sample, or purchase products
    • Wineries and distilleries

    The RRF online application is now available. You can register and submit your application on the RRF application portal.

    Visit the Restaurant Revitalization Fund application portal.

    How to Apply

    You can apply through SBA-recognized Point of Sale (POS) vendors or on the SBA online application portal.

    Participating POS providers include:

    • Square
    • Toast
    • Clover
    • NCR Corporation (Aloha)

    If an applicant is working with a POS vendor, they do not need to register beforehand on the SBA application portal.

    Required Documents

    • Verification for Tax Information: IRS Form 4506-T, completed and signed by Applicant. Completion of this form digitally on the SBA platform will satisfy this requirement.
    • Gross Receipts Documentation: Any of the following documents demonstrating gross receipts and, if applicable, eligible expenses:
      • Business tax returns (IRS Form 1120 or IRS 1120-S)
      • IRS Forms 1040 Schedule C; IRS Forms 1040 Schedule F
      • For a partnership: partnership’s IRS Form 1065 (including K-1s)
      • Bank statements
      • Externally or internally prepared financial statements such as Income Statements or Profit and Loss Statements
      • Point of sale report(s), including IRS Form 1099-K

    Applicants that are a brewpub, tasting room, taproom, brewery, winery, distillery, or bakery must also provide:

    • Documents evidencing that onsite sales to the public make up at least 33% of gross receipts for 2019, which may include Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) Forms 5130.9 or TTB.
      • For businesses who opened in 2020, the applicant’s original business model should have contemplated at least 33% of gross receipts in onsite sales to the public. 

    Applicants that are an inn must also provide:

    • Documents evidencing that onsite sales of food and beverage to the public make up at least 33% of gross receipts for 2019.
      • For businesses who opened in 2020, the applicant’s original business model should have contemplated at least 33% of gross receipts in onsite sales to the public.

    When to Apply

    Priority Period

    • May 3 through May 23: SBA will accept applications from all eligible applicants, but only process and fund priority group applications.
    • May 24 through funds exhaustion: SBA will accept applications from all eligible applicants and process applications in the order in which they are approved by SBA.

    Priority Groups

    Priority group applications will be processed for any small business that is at least 51% owned by one or more individuals who are:

    • Women, or
    • Veterans, or
    • Socially and economically disadvantaged:
      • Socially disadvantaged individuals are those who have been subjected to racial or ethnic prejudice or cultural bias because of their identity as a member of a group without regard to their individual qualities.
      • Economically disadvantaged individuals are those socially disadvantaged individuals whose ability to compete in the free enterprise system has been impaired due to diminished capital and credit opportunities as compared to others in the same business area who are not socially disadvantaged.

    Applicants must self-certify on the application that they meet eligibility requirements.