Business & Economy Georgia Impact

Webinar provides information about federal funding

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Restaurants and bars hurt by pandemic can learn about a new fund Wednesday, April 14

The University of Georgia’s Small Business Development Center is offering a webinar on April 14 to help explain a new federal program designed to help Georgia restaurants and bars hard hit financially by the pandemic.

The Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF), expected to launch soon, will provide grants to restaurants and bars, with funding based on lost revenue. The RRF is provided through the American Rescue Plan and administered through the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).

The webinar will be led by a team of experts from the UGA SBDC, who will explain eligibility for the program, how much a business could receive and what documentation is needed for the application.

Additionally, the webinar will cover the implications of applying for the RRF and other SBA relief programs, as access to funds could be impacted through participation in other COVID-19 relief funding programs.

The no cost webinar is scheduled for April 14 from 2-3:30 p.m. and time will be reserved for webinar participants to ask questions.

Registration is required at

Contact: Glenn Kruse,, 678-985-6820