Emergency Grant Assistance for Restaurants (RRF Fund)

For businesses in:

South Florida and beyond

Provided by:

SBA - Small Business Administration

Ideal for:


Emergency assistance is available for eligible restaurants, bars, and other qualifying businesses impacted by COVID-19.

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Up to $10 Million to use towards:

  • Payroll
  • Utilities
  • Construction (outside eating area)
  • Food
  • Mortgage
  • Business operating expenses
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Open to all restaurants who have experienced pandemic-related revenue loss.

Venues that qualify:

  • Restaurants
  • Food Trucks
  • Food Stands
  • Food Carts
  • Coffee Shops
  • And many other venues determined by SBA including Bankruptcy Chapter 11, 12, 13 eligible working on reopening the restaurants.

Venues that do not qualify:

  • Non profit restaurants
  • Permanently closed restaurants
  • Restaurants that received the Shuttered Venue grant
  • Bankrupted venues under Chapter 7, 11, 13 that do not plan to reorganize.
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To apply, create an account at the link provided and complete the online application form.

Helpful Tips:

  • Applications will open on Monday, May 3, 2021, at noon EST.
  • May 3 through May 24 are priority dates to apply for minority, women and veteran owned restaurants.
  • If your restaurant received an EIDL Loan, you can still qualify to receive assistance. 
  • You do not need the DUNS or CAGE number to qualify. 
  • You can use the same EIN you used to apply for the PPP loan for this program.

If you need help applying, you can reach out to Get RRF for assistance.

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Do you need help?

The organizations listed below are Axis Coalition Members and are ready to help you at no cost.

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  • Verification for tax information such as an IRS Form 4506-T, completed and signed by the applicant. 
  • Gross receipts documentation such as your business tax returns, bank statements, income statements, or point of sale reports. 
  • For applicants that own a brewpub, tasting room, taproom, brewery, winery, distillery, or bakery: provide documents evidencing that onsite sales to the public comprise at least 33.00% of gross receipts for 2019.