The Small Business Administration (SBA) provided $28.5 billion in Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF) grants to 100,600 restaurants and similar businesses to help keep their doors open. Recipients are not required to repay the grant money as long as they spend it for approved uses no later than March 11, 2023.
In the 21 days after the close of the application period, the only grants SBA processed and funded were those from women- and veteran-owned businesses and socially and economically disadvantaged individuals. Of the final 100,600 grants, 72,660 were approved in the first 21 days. 60.52% were reported as women-owned, 47.7% described their businesses as socially/economically disadvantaged, and 7.9% were reported as veteran-owned.
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Data as of: August 18, 2021
Source: Small Business Administration
Note: In November 2022, the SBA announced the distribution of an additional $83 million in RRF grants to recipients who had not received assistance in June 2021 because all the RRF funds had been paid out. The data here will be updated when the SBA makes it public.
The SBA defines socially disadvantaged as individuals who have been subjected to racial or cultural bias.
Economically disadvantaged individuals are people whose access to capital and credit has been less than others in the same business.