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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.

Former Montgomery County Restaurant Owner Charged with PPP and RRF Loan Fraud

Brockton Man Sentenced for Fraudulently Obtaining More Than $1.5 Million in COVID-Relief Funds

BOSTON – A Brockton man was sentenced yesterday in federal court in Boston for a scheme to submit false applications to obtain Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program (EIDL) funds through the Small Business Administration (SBA) that were made available under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

SBA’s Restaurant Revitalization Fund Program Award Practices

This SBA OIG pandemic oversight report reviewed the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Restaurant Revitalization Fund application review and approval process. The objective of this review was to determine whether the controls SBA implemented to award RRF program funds in accordance with the Act and other applicable guidance were effective. SBA developed an implementation plan including a risk framework that was intended to reduce the risk of making improper payments and awarding Restaurant Revitalization Funds (RRF) to ineligible recipients. However, the plan did not include all program...

Superseding Indictment Adds New Charges for Viva Grocery Store Owner and Adds New Defendants in Fraud Conspiracy

A federal grand jury returned a 58-count superseding indictment Thursday adding new charges for Shahrir “Sean” Loloee, 53, of Granite Bay, and charging Sacramento residents Mirwais Shams, 36, and Ahmad “Shah” Shams, 29, for their participation in the fraud conspiracy.