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Restaurant Revitalization Fund Application Portal Opens for Advance Registration and Applications

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) will begin registrations for the Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF) this Friday, April 30th at 9 a.m. EDT and open applications on Monday, May 3rd at noon EDT.


This program will provide restaurants with funding equal to their pandemic-related revenue loss up to $10 million per business and no more than $5 million per physical location. Funds must be used for allowable expenses by March 11, 2023.

Go to the SBA’s RRF page for detail on eligibility, needed documentation, grant calculations and related links.

The SBA recommends that qualifying applicants register for an account at starting Friday, April 30th. Applicants can then work with a point-of-sale vendor or visit to submit an application when the application portal opens on Monday May 3rd. The SBA added that if an applicant is working with a point-of-sale vendor, they do not need to register beforehand on the site.

For the first 21 days that the program is open, the SBA will prioritize funding applications from businesses owned and controlled by women, veterans, and socially and economically disadvantaged individuals. Following the 21 days, all eligible applications will be funded on a first-come, first-served basis. Further the SBA has created a $9.5 billion set-aside to serve the smallest businesses and ensure the equitable distribution of relief.

Check out the Pace SBDC’s RRF resource page for more information and our Events page for upcoming RRF webinars.


Contact us with any questions about your RRF application and we will arrange a free 1-on-1 business consultation with our NYS-certified business advisor team.


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