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DC residents can potentially save thousands of dollars per year on health insurance premiums through the American Rescue Plan, signed into law by President Biden. Savings of nearly $36 million in premiums for DC residents this year; Plans as little as $2/month for residents who lost their jobs;
District of Columbia Building Industry Association (DCBIA) to Provide In-Kind Design and General Contracting Services for Your Existing or Proposed Streatery!
SBA Restaurant Revitalization Fund Webinar Q&A How long will I have to wait to find out if my application is being funded?  Applications submitted will be turned around in 14 days if done through POS or SBA online application.
Fund prioritizes direct relief to women, veterans, and socially and economically disadvantaged individuals, and includes $9.5 billion in set-asides for smaller businesses.
IRS issues guidance for restaurant entertainment expenses, now fully deductible through 2022.
Our friends at RY CPAs, a DC firm and fellow RAMW member that specializes in restaurant accounting, have graciously launched a Restaurant Recovery Program that awards three months of their accounting and CFO services to RAMW members at a significantly reduced rate in an effort to help restaurants recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Small Business Administration (SBA) landing page for the Restaurant Revitalization Fund is LIVE. Note: This is NOT the application. This is the program website, program guide, and final sample application that will give you more details and insight about the application process.
National Restaurant Association: FAQ's Restaurant Revitalization Grants
In collaboration with DC Health Link, the District’s online health insurance marketplace, RAMW recently hosted a webinar on the current options available to small businesses that have had changes in business operations affecting their ability to offer or maintain employer sponsored health coverage and for individuals who may be losing or have lost health insurance coverage during the COVI
Uber is donating 5,000 free rides to RAMW to help restaurant workers get to and from their COVID-19 vaccination appointments. This announcement is part of Uber’s commitment to donate 10 million free rides to vaccine appointments nationally.
Sharing this AAPI Resources Guide that our friends at Common Threads put together.
In response to the devastating economic and health impacts of COVID-19, the American Rescue Plan reduces premiums for health insurance through DC Health Link, provides health insurance for as little as $2/month to people who lost their jobs, and pays for 100% of COBRA for laid-off workers.
Food Rescue US - DC: An Option for Restaurants That Wish to Donate Surplus Food
National Landing Business Improvement District (BID) has joined forces with the Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW) to announce a $100,000 relief program called, “Love Local” to address the upending impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on restaurants
American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, a resource shared by our Industry Partner, CPA Eats.

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