Congressman Tom Reed, along with over 100 other members of Congress, have joined together in a bipartisan letter to push for more funding for the Restaurant Revitalization Fund.
The goal of the program is to help restaurants and businesses that have been negatively impacted keep their doors open during the pandemic.
28.6 billion dollars were earmarked to the Revitalization Fund, however lawmakers say the program is in incredibly high demand and with the current levels of funding the Small Business Administration will not be able to assist many of the applicants.
“We care about making sure our small businesses, including restaurants, are given every chance to succeed,” said Rep. Tom Reed. “While we did not support the American Rescue Plan Act, this program is critical to our small businesses and restaurants across the district. Providing more funding to this program will deliver significant benefits to our local businesses and help keep them open as they deal with the impact of COVID-19.”
Reed’s letter can be read here.