Important:

A Red Flag Warning has been issued for the East Bay Hills from Friday May 7, 11pm thru 6AM Monday.

Restaurant Revitalization Fund Grant

The American Rescue Plan includes $28.6 billion in grants for independent food service or drinking establishments, including caterers, brewpubs, taprooms, and tasting rooms, that have 20 or fewer locations (as of March 13, 2020) and are not publicly traded. The SBA will administer the grant program.

Date Posted: March 19th, 2021 @ 9:50 AM
Last Updated: May 5th, 2021 @ 2:47 PM

Applications are now open. See How to apply for more detail.

The amount of the grant will vary depending on when the restaurant opened and the restaurant's revenue amounts, but will not exceed $10 million per restaurant group or $5 million per individual restaurant. Restaurants that opened during 2020 may apply for grants to cover eligible expenses incurred. Businesses that received a PPP loan will be eligible for these grants, however, the amount of PPP loans received in 2020 will be subtracted. Those businesses that receive or have a pending application for a shuttered venue operators grant are not eligible.

Grants may be used for:

  • Payroll and benefits (not including employee compensation exceeding $100,000/year)
  • Mortgage or rent
  • Utilities
  • Maintenance and construction to accommodate outdoor seating
  • Supplies (including PPE and cleaning materials)
  • Food and beverage expenses
  • Operational expenses
  • Sick leave
  • Other expenses deemed essential by the Administrator

It has been reported that for the first 3 weeks of the application period, SBA will prioritize awarding grants to small businesses owned and operated by women, veterans and socially and economically disadvantaged individuals.

SBA Call Center Help Line: 844-279-8898, staffed 5am-5pm Pacific Time, Monday to Friday, supports up to 10 languages.

Helpful Webinars

Restaurant Revitalization Fund Information Session
Tuesday, May 4, Noon-1p.m.
Oakland BID Alliance and Oakland Metro Chamber

Restaurant Revitalization Fund – Program Overview
Tuesday, May 4, 2 – 3 p.m.
AnewAmerica Women’s Business Center
Free

Restaurant Revitalization Fund – Program Overview
Wednesday, May 5, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
AnewAmerica Women’s Business Center
Free

Restaurant Revitalization Fund Support Webinars
Wednesday, May 5, 10:30a.m.-Noon
NorCal SBDC
Free

Restaurant Revitalization Fund – Program Overview
Thursday, May 6, 1 – 2 p.m.
AnewAmerica Women’s Business Center
Free

Descripción del Fondo para la Revitalización de los Restaurantes
Jueves, 6 de Mayo, 3 – 4 p.m.
AnewAmerica Women’s Business Center
Gratis

Overview of SBA's Restaurant Revitalization Fund (multiple languages)
Thursday, May 6, 3 - 4 p.m.
SBA
Free

Descripción del Fondo para la Revitalización de los Restaurantes
Viernes, 7 de Mayo, Noon – 1 p.m.
AnewAmerica Women’s Business Center
Gratis

Restaurant Revitalization Fund – Program Overview
Monday, May 10, 11 a.m. – Noon
AnewAmerica Women’s Business Center
Free

Descripción del Fondo para la Revitalización de los Restaurantes
Martes, 11 de Mayo, 11 a.m. – Noon
AnewAmerica Women’s Business Center
Gratis

El nuevo programa de protección de cheques de pago (PPP) - Descripción gene
Martes, 11 de Mayo, 1 – 2 p.m.
AnewAmerica Women’s Business Center
Gratis

Restaurant Revitalization Fund – Program Overview
Wednesday, May 12, 2 – 3 p.m.
AnewAmerica Women’s Business Center
Free

Restaurant Revitalization Fund – Program Overview
Thursday, May 13, 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
AnewAmerica Women’s Business Center
Free

Descripción del Fondo para la Revitalización de los Restaurantes
Martes, 13 de Mayo, 10 – 11 a.m.
AnewAmerica Women’s Business Center
Gratis

Descripción del Fondo para la Revitalización de los Restaurantes
Martes, 13 de Mayo, 2 – 3 p.m.
AnewAmerica Women’s Business Center
Gratis

Restaurant Revitalization Fund Support Webinars
Wednesday, May 19, 10:30a.m. - Noon
NorCal SBDC

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Restaurant Revitalization Fund Updates for Square Sellers

SBA Call Center Help Line: 844-279-8898, staffed 5am-5pm Pacific Time, Monday to Friday, supports up to 10 languages.

Steps to Prepare for Applying

In a tweet in late March, the SBA indicated that neither a DUNS Number nor registration in SAM would be required. No specific guidance has been posted on the SBA's website as of April 6.

Information about RRF in other languages

While the applications must be submitted in English or Spanish, the SBA has provided information in more than 30 different languages to help you understand eligibility requirements, fill out applications and answer frequently asked questions.