Restaurant owners can get help figuring out COVID-19 relief from UW-La Crosse

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) — Restaurant owners can get the latest information on funds available through COVID-19 relief programs during an event hosted by the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Small Business Development Center.

The Wisconsin Small Business Development Center at UWL will hold a free information session at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 5, to help local businesses figure out how to get help through the Restaurant Revitalization Fund.

The Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF) provides emergency assistance for eligible restaurants, bars, and other qualifying businesses impacted by COVID-19. The American Rescue Plan Act established the RRF to provide funding to help restaurants and other eligible businesses keep their doors open.

“Restaurants make up a large and important part of the small business community in Wisconsin,” says UWL SBDC Director Anne Hlavacka. “The RRF provides an excellent opportunity for hard-hit businesses to receive the assistance they need.”

To register and access additional information about the forum, visit the UWL SBDC calendar: For more information on how to register for RRF and to apply for funds, visit

The SBDC is funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities made if requested in advance.