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Congresswoman Sara Jacobs Announces Opening of Restaurant Revitalization Fund Application

Created by the American Rescue Plan, the Restaurant Revitalization Fund will provide CA-53 businesses with funding to offset COVID-19 pandemic losses

San Diego, California, May 3, 2021 | Karla Alvarado (202-821-2240)

Today, Congresswoman Sara Jacobs announced the opening of the Restaurant Revitalization Fund application. Businesses in California’s 53rd Congressional District will now be able to apply directly for funding to offset pandemic-related loss of revenue. With funding from the American Rescue Plan, which Congresswoman Jacobs championed, applicants can now register on the U.S. Small Business Administration application portal for financial support.  

“Small businesses in the 53rd District are the backbone of our community and our economy, and they need and deserve more help to make it through this pandemic,” said Congresswoman Sara Jacobs. “I was proud to fight to make sure small business owners, including the thousands of restaurant owners in my district, received direct support from the American Rescue Plan, and I’m excited today to announce the opening of the Restaurant Revitalization Fund, which will help keep businesses open, workers on payroll, and our economy back on track.” 

The Restaurant Revitalization Fund will provide restaurants and other eligible businesses with funding equal to their pandemic-related revenue loss up to $10 million per business. The relief does not have to be repaid, provided that the funds are put toward eligible uses by March 11, 2023. Interested parties can visit SBA.gov/restaurants for more information. 

Entities eligible to apply include: 

 

 
  • Restaurants 

 

  • Food stands, food trucks, food carts 

  • Caterers 

  • Bars, saloons, lounges, taverns 

  • Snack and nonalcoholic beverage bars 

  • Bakeries (onsite sales to the public comprise at least 33% of gross receipts) 

  • Brewpubs, tasting rooms, taprooms (onsite sales to the public comprise at least 33% of gross receipts) 

  • Breweries and/or microbreweries (onsite sales to the public comprise at least 33% of gross receipts) 

  • Wineries and distilleries (onsite sales to the public comprise at least 33% of gross receipts) 

  • Inns (onsite sales of food and beverage to the public comprise at least 33% of gross receipts) 

  • Licensed facilities or premises of a beverage alcohol producer where the public may taste, sample, or purchase products