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Some restaurants received new Restaurant Revitalization Fund money. Find out why.

In March 2021, the American Rescue Plan Act provided $28.6 billion to the Small Business Administration (SBA) for the Restaurant Revitalization Fund. In November, 2022, SBA announced that it was distributing $83 million in unobligated RRF money to 169 restaurant operators who had pending RRF applications.

Find restaurants in your neighborhood that received pandemic funding.

The Small Business Administration (SBA) provided $28.5 billion in Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF) grants to 100,700 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.

The PRAC Releases New Interactive Dashboards

Robert A. Westbrooks, Executive Director of the Pandemic Response Accountability Committee (PRAC), announced updated interactive data dashboards, published today on

Where are they now? Here’s 7 pandemic relief programs that ended.

Here’s a look at some programs designed to help individuals and businesses recover financially from the pandemic. Some ended as required by law, and others ran out of money and are no longer accepting applications.

White Paper: 7(a) Loan Program During SBA’s Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

We prepared this white paper to report on the U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) 7(a) loan program performance during SBA’s response to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic and address potential risks SBA should consider in managing the program. We identified factors that could impact the 7(a) loan program and should be considered in SBA’s program risk strategy. Specifically, in FY 2021, the total amount of loans increased to $31.4 billion from $19.4 billion in FY 2020 (62 percent increase) and $20.6 billion in FY 2019 (53 percent increase), as did the average loan amount...

Brighton Man Pleads Guilty to $1.5 Million COVID-Relief Fraud

Louisiana Woman Charged with Cares Act Fraud