DelBene Announces Opening of American Rescue Plan Grants for Restaurants
Today, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) announced that the U.S. Small Business Administration's Restaurant Revitalization Fund has begun accepting applications. The $28.6 billion Restaurant Revitalization Fund was established in the American Rescue Plan to help Washington state restaurants, bars, and other food service businesses that have been hard-hit by the COVID-19 pandemic access much-needed relief.
“Restaurants not only support jobs and our regional economy, but they also create community and bring character and life to cities across our district,” said DelBene. “The pandemic has been particularly hard on our restaurant and hospitality industries in Washington, forcing them to close or see less demand for months, and the American Rescue Plan will play a big part in their recovery.”
The Restaurant Revitalization Fund will provide restaurants and other eligible businesses with grants of up to $10 million each. The grants do not have to be repaid, provided that the funds are put toward eligible uses by March 2023.
Entities that are eligible to apply include:
The Restaurant Revitalization Fund application portal can be accessed here. Participating POS providers include Square, Toast, Clover, and the NCR Corporation (Aloha). Businesses that work with Square or Toast do not need to register beforehand on the portal.