April 30, 2021 — The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced that it would begin accepting applications on Monday, May 3, 2021, at noon EDT for the Restaurant Revitalization Fund. As part of the American Rescue Plan, the Restaurant Revitalization Fund provides a total of $28.6 billion in direct relief funds to bars, restaurants, and other food establishments that have experienced economic distress and significant operational losses due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
April 25, 2021 — Gov. Tony Evers has announced that the state will award up to $420 million to small businesses affected by the Covid-19 pandemic through the new Wisconsin Tomorrow Small Business Recovery Grant program, a collaboration between the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) and the Department of Revenue (DOR). The effort, funded by the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA), has the potential to help approximately 84,000 Wisconsin small businesses that have an annual gross revenue between $10,000 and $7 million. Under the program, small businesses would be eligible for grant awards of $5,000.
April 25, 2021 — Passage of the American Rescue Plan included the $28 billion Restaurant Revitalization Fund which will help thousands of small businesses across the country survive the devastating economic impact to the hospitality industry caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. The Small Business Administration is currently finalizing details for the application process and we will let you know when the application window opens.
Bar and restaurant owners want you comfortable, happy and safe. When you are out enjoying your favorite local establishment, remember social distancing, hand washing, and sanitizer. And ask for a free complimentary mask, courtesy of the La Crosse County Health Department and the La Crosse County Tavern League.
League Leaders Day
August 30, 2021
Best Western Premier Waterfront Hotel, Oshkosh
September 28, 2021
Best Western Premier Park Hotel
and State Capitol, Madison
October 4-7, 2021
Red Lion Hotel Paper Valley,
The goal of SafeRide is to eliminate drunk driving on Wisconsin’s roads. Last year, Tavern League members provided more than 91,000 free SafeRides to their patrons.