Restaurant Revitalization Fund

This program provides emergency assistance for eligible restaurants, bars, and other qualifying businesses impacted by COVID-19.

The American Rescue Plan Act established the Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF) to provide funding to help restaurants and other eligible businesses keep their doors open. 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. Recipients are not required to repay the funding as long as funds are used for eligible uses no later than March 11, 2023.

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Federal guidelines require that we provide the same and equal information to each applicant. Therefore, SBA staff are limited on responses we can provide to applicants, including specific questions regarding RRF eligibility, potential award amount, and other detailed information. Some key information to know:

For assistance preparing your application, you can access the following:

You can also watch a previously recorded webinar training to help you prepare:

You can apply through SBA-recognized Point of Sale (POS) vendors or directly via SBA in the online application portal. Participating POS providers include Square, Toast, Clover, NCR Corporation (Aloha), and Oracle. If you are working with Square or Toast, you do not need to register beforehand on the application portal.

Registration with is not required. DUNS or CAGE identifiers are also not required.

If you would like to prepare your application, view the SBA form 3172 sample application. You will be able to complete this form online. Please do not submit RRF forms to SBA at this time.

For applicants that are a brewpub, tasting room, taproom, brewery, winery, distillery, or bakery:

For detailed information about how to calculate your award amount, please consult pages 7-9 of the RRF program guide.

Calculation 1 - for applicants in operation prior to or on January 1, 2019:

Calculation 2 - for applicants that began operations partially through 2019:

Calculation 3 - for applicants that began operations on or between January 1, 2020 and March 10, 2021 and applicants not yet opened but have incurred eligible expenses:

For those entities who began operations partially through 2019, you may elect (at your own discretion) to use either calculation 2 or calculation 3.

SBA may provide funding up to $5 million per location, not to exceed $10 million total for the applicant and any affiliated businesses. The minimum award is $1,000.

All RRF recipients have until March 11, 2023 to use award funds. Not later than December 31, 2021 all recipients are required to report through the application portal how much of their award has been used against each eligible use category. If the recipient fully expends their funds prior to December 31, 2021, they will be asked to certify in the application portal that proceeds have been used on eligible expenses. All recipients that do not fully expend award funds prior to December 31, 2021 will be required to complete annual reporting submissions until they fully expend the award funding or the period of performance expires. SBA reserves the right to request supplemental documentation needed to validate the certification. For more information on reporting use of RRF funds, .

RRF applications must be submitted in English or Spanish. We provide documents in additional languages to help you understand eligibility requirements, fill out applications, and answer frequently asked questions.