On First Day of Small Business Week, Kaptur Applauds American Rescue Plan’s $34 Million Lifeline for Northern Ohio Restaurants

September 13, 2021
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, on the first day of National Small Business Week, Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (OH-09) released the following statement on the success of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Restaurant Revitalization Fund in supporting Northern Ohio businesses harmed by the Covid-19 pandemic. The American Rescue Plan – passed by Congressional Democrats without any Republican support – established the Restaurant Revitalization Fund to provide direct funding to businesses to assist with expenses related to payroll, utilities, rent, and more. To date, 125 businesses in Ohio’s 9th Congressional District have received $34,819,506.82 in pandemic-response grants.

“In the midst of the worst pandemic in over a century, our beloved local restaurants, and thousands of cooks, servers, and drivers, were dealt an almost insurmountable blow. Thanks to President Biden and the American Rescue Plan, we are delivering the resources needed to help these businesses recover, and ensure our workers receive the paychecks they have earned.”

Breakdown of Restaurant Revitalization Fund grants by city

  • Avon Lake:      $145,517.00
  • Bay Village:     $769,646.32
  • Brook Park:     $191,492.00
  • Brooklyn:         $1,087,597.00
  • Cleveland:       $12,351,687.06
  • Kelleys Island  $123,913.68
  • Lakewood:      $5,563,407.65
  • Lorain:             $18,713.35
  • Oregon:           $1,018,651.24
  • Parma:            $745,369.00
  • Port Clinton:    $73,378.50
  • Put-in-Bay:      $1,319,592.00
  • Rocky River:   $866,292.00
  • Toledo:            $10,527,346.32
  • Vermilion:        $16,903.70

More information on the Restaurant Revitalization Fund can be found here. The full list of Restaurant Revitalization Fund grants for Ohio’s 9th Congressional District can be found here.


For more information, contact Chris Dalton at chris.dalton@mail.house.gov or (202) 897-7438.