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National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation Employee Relief Fund Website Update

April 6, 2020

The National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF) appreciates your patience over the weekend as they worked to improve their ability to administer restaurant worker relief funds and announced system upgrades intended to enhance functionality + expand capacity. Here is the current status:

Submitted Applications – They are reviewing applications already submitted and this week will begin approving and notifying eligible applicants of their grant fund awards.

Applications in Process – They are contacting nearly 13,000 individuals (via the email address they registered with) who had begun the application process but were unable to complete it and are giving them the chance to finish their applications.

New Applications – Expect new applications to reopen no later than Friday, once they have allowed time for individuals with applications in process. They encourage all new applicants to carefully read their updated FAQs: Applying for Aid page so that you are prepared for the application process.

Please check back with the Restaurant Employee Relief Fund Wednesday, April 8, at Noon (EDT) for an update on the new application process.