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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