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Grant applications open for venues affected by the pandemic

The program includes over $16 billion in grants
Concerts come back to Colorado with changes caused by COVID-19
Posted at 11:48 AM, Apr 08, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-08 14:26:39-04

Applications open are now open for the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant.

The program is aimed to help music and entertainment venues stay in business during the pandemic.

The program was expanded under the recently passed American Rescue Plan.

The program includes more than $16 billion in grants to shuttered venues.

Eligible venues would qualify for grants equal to 45% of their pre-pandemic revenue up to $10 million.

Eligible applicants include:

  • Live venue operators or promoters
  • Theatrical producers
  • Live performing arts organization operators
  • Museum operators, zoos, and aquariums that meet specific criteria
  • Motion picture theater operators
  • Talent representatives

The program will prioritize small venues with less than 50 employees and those venues with the greatest loss.

The first wave of grants will be given to those who suffered a 90% or greater revenue loss, then it will be given to those who suffered a 70% revenue loss and a 25% or greater revenue loss respectively.

The losses must also have occurred between April 2020 through December 2020.

To qualify, a venue must have been in operation as of February 29, 2020

To apply for the relief click here.

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