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Restaurant Revitalization Grants Program

April 13, 2021

Veterans among newest recipients of COVID-19 stimulus checks
April 15, 2021

On March 11, the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 created the $28.6 billion Restaurant Revitalization Fund to provide grants for restaurants sustaining financial losses due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is administering the program, and will be issuing the necessary federal rules, regulations, and applications before grant funds are distributed.

Restaurant revitalization grants must be used to pay qualifying expenses during the covered period. Any grants not fully utilized in this manner must be returned to the SBA.

Specific expenses that are eligible include:
• Payroll costs
• Mortgage principal & interest payments
• Rent payments (except for prepayments)
• Utilities
• Maintenance costs
• Supplies (including personal protective equipment & cleaning supplies)
• Food & beverage costs
• Covered supplier costs (utilizing the PPP definition)
• Operational expenses….

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The feds just doled out another 2 million stimulus checks — and a large chunk of them went to veterans.

The Internal Revenue Service’s fifth batch of coronavirus relief payments under the American Rescue Plan included more than 320,000 checks for people relying Department of Veterans Affairs benefits, officials said.

Those taxpayers are receiving compensation benefits or VA pensions available to veterans as well as their spouses or other relatives in some cases, according to the feds.

Like many Social Security recipients who had to wait for their stimulus checks, these VA beneficiaries do not usually file tax returns and didn’t submit their payment info to the IRS when previous payments were distributed last year, the tax agency said Wednesday.

The IRS had to review payment data it received from the VA to deliver money to the affected veterans, officials have said.

The VA beneficiaries’ checks were among more than $3.4 billion worth of “economic impact payments” that the IRS said it started processing last Friday and officially paid on Wednesday….

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Veteran’s Resources

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NYC Dept. Of Veterans’ Services (NYCDVS)

https://www1.nyc.gov/site/veterans/index.page

Gold Star Wives of America (GSW)- This is a 501c3 Congressionally Chartered Organization ( not to be confused with DoD Gold Star Wives/Families). They work hard to change policies and laws which affect our surviving families.

https://www.goldstarwives.org/

Senator Elizabeth Dole Hidden Heroes Campaign (HH)- This organization addresses military caregiver needs.

https://hiddenheroes.org/

American Red Cross Military & Veteran Caregiver Network (MVCN)- This organization addresses veteran & military caregiver needs.

https://www.redcross.org/get-help/military-families/services-for-veterans/military-veteran-caregiver-network.html

Blue Star Families (BSF)- Connections active duty & veteran families to information, events and assistance.

https://bluestarfam.org/

Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) –  TAPS Peer Mentor, assisting our nation’s grieving widows in many ways. Initially, with the stages of grief, but also about survivor benefits and other areas of life. NYC Military Survivor Care Group for New York City, bi-weekly on the 1st & 3rd Wednesdays of the month from 5:30pm to 6:30pm.

https://www.taps.org/

 

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