Just over 2,000 Wisconsin businesses have received a total of more than $379 million from the federal Restaurant Revitalization Fund, according to figures from the U.S. Small Business Administration.
But nearly three times that number had applied for more than almost $1 million in total funding from the fund, with the majority of applicants being turned away.
“For those who received it, it’s a big shot in the arm,” said Wisconsin Restaurant Association President and CEO Kristine Hillmer in an interview. “For those who didn’t, it’s going to be tough.”
As the state and n...