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A Review of the SBA’s Grant Programs

The Committee on Small Business Subcommittee on Oversight, Investigations, and Regulations will hold a remote hearing titled: “A Review of the SBA’s Grant Programs.” The hearing is scheduled to begin at 1:00 P.M. on Thursday, May 27, 2021 via the Zoom platform (information to be provided).

In response to a surge in COVID-19 cases, Congress provided direct economic relief to help small businesses that are particularly hard hit and struggling to survive the pandemic. The hearing will give members an opportunity to hear from small business owners and advocates about the implementation and effectiveness of the SBA’s pandemic related grant programs, the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVOG) and the Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF).

To view a livestream of the hearing, please click here. 

Hearing Notice 

Hearing Memo 

Ms. Cheetie Kumar 
Chef and Owner
Raleigh, NC
*Testifying on behalf of The Independent Restaurant Coalition

Ms. Esther Baruh
Director of Government Relations
National Association of Theatre Owners
Washington, DC

Mr. Chris Montana
Owner and Chief Executive Officer
Du Nord Craft Spirits
Minneapolis, MN
*Testifying on behalf of the American Craft Spirits Association

Mr. Mark Maguire
Maguire’s Kitchen & Catering
Dallas, TX 
*Testifying on behalf of the National Restaurant Association


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