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Biden Says Restaurant Grants Show Quick Use of Rescue Money

May 5, 2021, 7:35 PM

President Joe Biden said a $28.6 billion program that gives grants to restaurants hit by the pandemic shows how his administration is quickly making use of a rescue plan he signed into law in March.

Since the government started accepting applications for the program this week, about 186,200 business already have applied, Biden said at the White House on Wednesday.

“We’re putting the American Rescue Plan to work quickly and effectively,” Biden said Wednesday at the White House.

Restaurants are among the businesses hardest hit by Covid-19 lockdowns and restrictions, as states forced many to temporarily close, curtail hours and ...

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