Understanding the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant

How Music Venues Apply For SBA Pandemic Assistance
When: Thursday, January 21, 2021, 1:00 - 2:00 PM Central Time
Where: Online Webinar
The Governor's Office of Small Business Assistance is partnering with the Texas Music Office to connect Texas small businesses in the music industry with vital recovery resources. Attendees will learn about new and existing programs can help their business, such as the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant, and other pandemic assistance available through the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).

Industry experts, Blayne Tucker and Curtis Monroe will join us to discuss the application process currently under development for the recently passed Coronavirus Relief and Omnibus Agreement, which includes $15 billion in dedicated funding for live venues, independent movie theaters, and cultural institutions. Our panel of experts will also include Tim Jeffcoat, District Director of the SBA in Houston. Attendees will get the chance to participate in a live Q&A during the webinar. We hope you will join us for this informative virtual event!

About the Coronavirus Relief and Omnibus Agreement:
“The legislation provides critical help to shuttered businesses by providing a grant equal to 45% of gross revenue from 2019, with a cap of $10 million per entity,” notes the National Independent Venues Association. “This grant funding will ensure recipients can stay afloat until reopening by helping with expenses like payroll and benefits, rent and mortgage, utilities, insurance, PPE, and other ordinary and necessary business expenses.

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