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April 09, 2021

Trone & National Restaurant Association Help Maryland Restaurants and Bars Apply for COVID-19 Relief

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Hannah Muldavin, Hannah.Muldavin@mail.house.gov

Trone & National Restaurant Association Help Maryland Restaurants and Bars Apply for COVID-19 Relief

The Duo Discussed the Restaurant Revitalization Fund in American Rescue Plan 

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman David Trone (MD-06) hosted Aaron Frazier, Director of Healthcare and Tax Policy at the National Restaurant Association, for a discussion on relief for struggling restaurants and bars provided in the American Rescue Plan.

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, small restaurants and bars were decimated as they were forced to close their doors. The American Rescue Plan creates a “Restaurant Revitalization Fund,” which provides $26.88 billion in grants to help these businesses stay afloat.

During the conversation, the duo discussed the details of the Restaurant Revitalization Fund, answered questions from constituents, and encouraged Maryland restaurants and bars to prepare to apply for this funding once it becomes available by the Small Business Administration.

“We need to provide business owners with information to help them apply for the Restaurant Revitalization Fund on day one,” said Congressman Trone. “I’d like to thank Aaron Frazier for joining me today and for providing much-needed answers to Marylanders waiting for relief.” 

“These grant programs, [and] forgiven loans like PPP are so incredibly important [for restaurants]. We appreciate Congressman Trone as an early cosponsor of the Restaurants Act that would provide $120 billion in grants for restaurants,” said Aaron Frazier, Director of Healthcare and Tax Policy at the National Restaurant Association.

A replay of the conversation can be found here.

Congressman David Trone was elected to the House of Representatives in November 2018 to serve the 6th District of Maryland, which includes all or part of Montgomery, Frederick, Washington, Allegany, and Garrett Counties. Trone serves on the Appropriations, Veterans’ Affairs, and Joint Economic Committees in the 117th Congress and previously served on the Education and Labor and Foreign Affairs Committees. In Congress, Trone is fighting to make progress on issues that matter to Marylanders, including the mental health and addiction crises, criminal justice reform, and funding for medical research.

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