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Restaurant Revitalization Fund Registration Portal Now Open

Make an Appointment For Your Free Professional Business Advisement Today! Click Here to see how we build communities! Registration Open for the Restaurant Revitalization Fund Application Applications open Monday, May 3rd at noon. “Restaurants are the core of our neighborhoods and propel economic activity on main streets across the nation. They are among the businesses that have been hardest hit and need support to survive this pandemic. We want restaurants to know that help is here,” said SBA Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman. Information about the Application Portal Registration for the Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF) is open today, Friday, April 30th

  • Applications Open via the application portal on Monday, May 3rd at 12 Noon

  • The application portal will remain open to any eligible establishment until all funds are exhausted, so act now.

How to prepare -- We can help! In preparation, qualifying applicants should familiarize themselves with the application process in advance to ensure a smooth and efficient application. Follow the steps below.

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