Kansas City, Missouri (KCTV / AP)-US Rep. Charis David announced on Friday that the Restaurant Revitalization Fund has provided more than $ 46 million in pandemic relief aid to 165 SMEs in Kansas City.
The Biden administration launched its program in January, providing lifelines to restaurants across the country that were forced by the government to shut down or limit operations. According to the US Small Business Administration, the fund provided a total of $ 28.6 billion to more than 100,000 US restaurants.
David is one of 181 US House of Representatives in support of the Restaurant Revitalization Fund Replenishment Act introduced in June, allocating an additional $ 60 billion to depleted programs and hundreds of businesses in Kansas District 3. And help workers float.
Grants can be used for everything from salaries and allowances to food, utilities and rent. However, in just a few weeks after the store opened, the application for the Restaurant Rehabilitation Fund far exceeded the available funding and reached $ 75 billion in the requested grant.
“We’re happy to announce that these restaurants and bars in our community are hiring staff with the doors open, with flexible funding from the American Rescue Plan,” said David. .. “SMEs are at the heart of our community and after over a year of challenge they continue to need our support. I have signed the Restaurant Rehabilitation Fund Replenishment Act and are the owners of small businesses. Was not left behind in our recovery. “