Struggling restaurants can now apply for grants from the Restaurant Revitalization Fund

OLYMPIA, Wash. — Help is on the way for restaurants, bars, and other food service businesses that experienced losses during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The U.S. Small Business Administration’s Restaurant Revitalization Fund is now accepting applications for grants of up to $10 million each. The $28.6 billion fund was created as part of the American Rescue Plan.

The money does not have to be repaid, as long as it’s put toward eligible uses by March 2023.

Businesses that are eligible to apply include:

  • Restaurants
  • Food stands, food trucks, food carts
  • Caterers
  • Bars, saloons, lounges, taverns
  • Snack and nonalcoholic beverage bars
  • Bakeries (onsite sales to the public comprise at least 33% of gross receipts)
  • Brewpubs, tasting rooms, taprooms (onsite sales to the public comprise at least 33% of gross receipts)
  • Breweries and/or microbreweries (onsite sales to the public comprise at least 33% of gross receipts)
  • Wineries and distilleries (onsite sales to the public comprise at least 33% of gross receipts)
  • Inns (onsite sales of food and beverage to the public comprise at least 33% of gross receipts)
  • Licensed facilities or premises of a beverage alcohol producer where the public may taste, sample, or purchase products

Those interested can apply for a grant at this link.

See a guide about the grant program here as well as a sample application here.

For more information, visit the Small Business Administration’s website here.