RRF Training Reminders; COBRA Assistance Webinar TODAY 1 pm

Wisconsin District Office--April 26, 2021

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Restaurant Revitalization Fund

Restaurant Revitalization Fund Webinars

SBA's Wisconsin office is holding webinars to help eligible restaurants, bars, and other qualifying businesses impacted by COVID-19 better understand the Restaurant Revitalization Fund.

This program will provide eligible entities 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.

During this training we will review eligibility requirements and maximums, eligible uses of funds, how use of other SBA relief programs affect eligibility, and more. 

RRF Webinars in English

April 26, 2 pm     April 28, 1 pm      April 30, 10 am

RRF Webinar in Spanish 

April 27, 4 pm

RRF Webinar with Hmong Focus

May 3, 4 pm

Thanks to SBA Minnesota for sharing their Spanish and Hmong webinars! 

RRF Resources in English and Other Languages

All info about RRF

COBRA Premium Assistance Webinar for Employers, 1 pm TODAY

The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 provides premium assistance for health benefits under the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA). For coverage periods beginning on or after April 1, 2021 through September 30, 2021, individuals who experienced an involuntary termination of employment or a reduction in hours may be eligible for a subsidy for the full COBRA premium. 

This Department of Labor-hosted webcast will help employers and plan service providers understand the COBRA premium assistance provisions and how to comply. They will discuss who is an assistance eligible individual, the duration of the premium assistance, the extended election period, the notice requirements, and other provisions.

April 26, 1 pm



Start Exporting with SBA

Take Your Business Global Information Session

SBA’s Office of International Trade recently shared a newsletter with multiple items dedicated to helping you grow your small business by understanding and accessing foreign markets including: 

  • State Trade Expansion Program grants - funds to expand your customer base, increase sales, and become more competitive
  • Webinar: Global Sales for U.S. Manufacturers in a Virtual Environment on May 6.
  • Due Diligence Resources for Export Deals
  • New Reports about Foreign Market Opportunities
  • and much more. 

Check out the full newsletter for more details here.  And if you want to update your newsletter subscription to get the SBA Exporting specific details monthly, you can do that here


Stay Up to Date

Follow us on Twitter at @SBA_Wisconsin and visit us online at www.sba.gov.

The best sources of accurate information on SBA relief programs are www.sba.gov/relief and www.sba.gov/asistencia in Spanish. Coronavirus relief information is also available in 17 languages here

For Economic Injury Disaster Loans, which are available through Dec. 31, 2021, visit www.sba.gov/disaster.

To contact the SBA Wisconsin office, email wisconsin@sba.gov.