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May 28, 2021Taking Care

As you probably know, many restaurants have been negatively impacted by COVID-19; fortunately, there is help. We’re here to tell you about the Restaurant Revitalization Fund! The Restaurant Revitalization Fund is an initiative that provides assistance to qualifying businesses affected by the pandemic. More information about the Restaurant Revitalization Program is available at the Small Business Administration website, including guidance on eligibility, program details, and how to apply. Informational resources can be found here, or you can call the SBA helpline at 844-279-8898.

Small Business Association Funding Programs

If you’re one of the many people who have already invested in a tent for your outdoor seating needs, you’re in luck. The construction of outdoor seating is listed as one of the eligible categories, meaning that any awnings, tents, and outdoor furniture and structures are included! If you have considered purchasing a tent from us at American Tent, we’d love to help you get started with the Restaurant Revitalization Fund.

Restaurant Revitalization FundRestaurant Revitalization Funding Program Guide

You can find the Restaurant Revitalization Funding Program Guide here, which lists sections on the use of funds, timeframe for use, and funds validation process.

Eligible Uses of Funds

Funds may be used for outdoor seating, as aforementioned, as well as for maintenance expenses--including walls, floors, furniture, decks, and equipment.

Timeframe for Using Funds

All of the awardees must use the entirety of the funds by March 11, 2023, and it may be used for expenses starting on February 15, 2020.

Use of Funds Validation

Applicants are required to report how much of the funds they have used and in which category their use falls under, no later than March 11, 2023 (which is the same date that the funds must be used up by). This is made easy because you can do it right from the application portal!

Thanks to this wonderful opportunity, you have the chance to turn your business around in a flash! A great way to take advantage of this offer is to purchase a commercial tent from American Tent - if you don’t already have one, that is! Visit www.americantent.com or call (920) 280-0965 to get in touch with us today!

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Tony Ehrbar

Owner & CEO

Tony's entrepreneurial spirit is woven into the fabric of American Tent (an Inc 5000 company), shaped by his experience running a successful event venue & tent rental service. His recognition as the Young Entrepreneur of the Year in 2019 is a testament to his impact & dedication to his community. As the Co-founder and CEO of Renegade Plastics, Tony is leading initiatives in the tent industry to integrate eco-friendly, recyclable materials. Contributing as a board member for the Advanced Textiles Association (ATA) & the Green Bay Area Public Schools Foundation and being featured by Entrepreneur, Oracle, & Modern Weddings, Tony plays a pivotal role in enhancing the growth and success of the textile industry.

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