5 things to know about RRF

Illinois District Office - April 2021

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5 things to know about the Restaurant Revitalization Fund



1. RRF provides funding to help restaurants and other eligible businesses keep their doors open 

The funds do not have to be repaid if they are used on eligible expenses by March 11, 2023. Eligible expenses include business debt, business payroll costs, construction of outdoor seating, business maintenance, supplier costs, and more.

2. Registration opens Friday, April 30 at 8 a.m. Central Time

On Friday, April 30, 2021 at 8 a.m. Central Time, RRF applicants can register in the portal at restaurants.sba.gov. Registration will allow applicants to set up their login credentials and the two-step authentication process. Applicants will not be able to view the application at registration.

3. The RRF application opens Monday, May 3 at 11 a.m. Central Time

All eligible entities can apply for RRF on Monday, May 3, 2021 at 11 a.m. Central Time. Those who have already registered will login on Monday and begin their application. 

4. SBA will only fund applications from applicants in the Priority Group for the first 21 days

On Monday, May 3, all eligible entities can apply to RRF. Only applications from small businesses at least 51 percent owned and controlled by individuals who are women, veterans, and/or socially and economically disadvantaged will be funded during the first 21 days. 

5. SBA has partnered with Point-of-Sale vendors to streamline the application process

SBA is working with Square, Toast, Aloha (NCR), and Clover to help streamline the application process. Applicants who use Square and Toast as their POS vendors can apply directly through the Square and Toast platforms, and will not need to register in the SBA RRF platform. Businesses who use Aloha and Clover can receive their POS reports for proof of gross receipts for the application.

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Register and apply to RRF at restaurants.sba.gov


RRF training opportunities

Register: National LGBT Chamber of Commerce RRF Briefing

You're invited to a special briefing on the Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF) co-hosted by National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC), in collaboration with NGLCC affiliate chambers and Public Private Strategies. Friday, April 30, 9 a.m. Central Time


Register: U.S. Black Chambers, Inc. RRF Briefing

Join the U.S. Black Chamber Community Economic Development Corporation with SBA Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman to learn what you need to know to apply for funding under the Restaurant Revitalization Fund. Friday, April 30, 1 p.m. Central Time


Watch: Asian/Pacific Islander American Chamber of Commerce & Entrepreneurship RRF Briefing

SBA Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman joins the National Asian Pacific Islander Chamber of Commerce & Entrepreneurship to talk about the Restaurant Revitalization Fund, which provides emergency assistance for eligible restaurants, bars, and other qualifying businesses impacted by COVID-19.

Watch here

Watch: RRF Application Portal Training

Learn about the application portal and how to apply to the RRF program on Monday, May 3rd. 

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Watch: Local RRF Training

Watch a replay of the Illinois District Office RRF training that took place on Friday, April 23 to learn more about the program. Stay connected with us for more local training opportunities!

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RRF Application Resources 

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Stay updated

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