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Colorado performance venues to receive COVID relief

Senator Hickenlooper announced a new COVID-19 relief program aimed at helping performance venues.

DENVER — U.S. Senator John Hickenlooper on Tuesday announced a new COVID relief program aimed at helping performance venues impacted by the pandemic.

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The Shuttered Venue Operations Grant Program (SVOGP), which was expanded by the American Rescue Plan, is designed to help independent venues by providing relief up to 45% of pre-pandemic revenue or up to $10 million, according to Hickenlooper's office.

According to the U.S. Small Business Association (SBA), eligible businesses include:

  • Live venue operators or promoters
  • Theatrical producers
  • Live performing arts organization operators
  • Relevant museum operators, zoos and aquariums who meet specific criteria
  • Motion picture theater operators
  • Talent representatives
  • Each business entity owned by an eligible entity that also meets the eligibility requirements

More information about the grant can be found here.

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