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Federal Grants Resources

APPLICATIONS ARE OPEN

Restaurant relief is here! You can now apply for a Restaurant Revitalization Fund grant at restaurants.sba.gov. We encourage you to apply as soon as possible. Visit sba.gov/restaurants for info on how to apply.

RESOURCES

  • SBA.gov/restaurants: This is the SBA's official guidance for the program, including information about the documentation you’ll need to provide and a sample application. 
  • Make sure you have the information you’ll need to apply ready to go:
    • The EIN/SSN/ITIN and address for yourself and anyone that owns more than 20% of your business
    • PPP Loan numbers
    • List of affiliated businesses. An affiliate business is a business in which the eligible Applicant business has an ownership interest of not less than 50 percent, or in which the eligible Applicant business has the contractual authority to control the direction of the other business, based on arrangements or agreements in place as of March 13, 2020
    • If you’ve filed bankruptcy, proof of your approved reorganization plan
    • Gross Receipts Documentation: Any of the following documents demonstrating gross receipts and, if applicable, eligible expenses:
      • Business tax returns (IRS Form 1120 or 1120-S)
      • IRS Forms 1040 Schedule C or F 
      • For a partnership: partnership’s IRS Form 1065 (including K-1s)
      • Bank statements
      • Financial statements such as Income Statements or Profit and Loss Statements
      • POS report(s), IRS Form 1099-K

    • For applicants that opened in 2020: Three months of bank statements, 2020 Federal Tax Returns filed or 2020 Federal Tax Returns (Prepared but not yet filed), 2020 and 2021 Point of Sales Reports, CPA Comfort Letter, Payroll Documents (941s), Outdoor Seating Expenditures (Invoices / Payments), Business Debt (lender loan statements)
    • For applicants that are a brewpub, tasting room, taproom, brewery, winery, distillery, or bakery: Documents evidencing that onsite sales to the public comprise at least 33.00% of gross receipts for 2019, which may include Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) Forms 5130.9 or TTB. For businesses who opened in 2020, the Applicant’s original business model should have contemplated at least 33.00% of gross receipts in onsite sales to the public 
    • For applicants that are an inn: Documents evidencing that onsite sales of food and beverage to the public comprise at least 33.00% of gross receipts for 2019. For businesses who opened in 2020, the Applicant’s original business model should have contemplated at least 33.00% of gross receipts in onsite sales to the public

  • Frequently asked questions: FAQ about the Restaurant Revitalization Fund [Updated 4/22]
    • This FAQ can be translated into additional languages here (select language on the right).

  • Video town halls:  
    • April 13th with guests from the SBA: We shared the latest on the application process for the Restaurant Revitalization Fund. The IRC was joined by guests from the SBA, including Associate Administrators Patrick Kelley and Julie Verratti, and IRC members Nya Marshall (IVY Kitchen, MI), and Caroline Styne (Lucques Group, CA). View it linked here and below.
    • March 23rd with Baker Tilly: We hosted a round table discussion with leading advisory, tax and assurance firm Baker Tilly about the restaurant relief grant program, including eligibility and steps restaurants can take to be prepared for applications. We also discussed the Employee Retention Tax Credit and other programs restaurant businesses can leverage going forward. View it linked here and below.

  • Resources package: Share this document with your suppliers, partners, and colleagues to help spread the word. It contains all of our current resources in one. [Updated 4/23]

  • Shareable flyer: Share this flyer with your network to spread the word
    • This content can be translated into additional languages here (select language on the right).

  • Social media graphic: Post on your channels to inform your network about the fund.