Venues: Prepare Now for the Save Our Stages Grant Application
While we are anxiously awaiting the application from the SBA, be sure that you complete all of the pre-application work. That includes securing a DUNS number and registering at SAM.gov. Make sure to have all of your financial information at hand. These two videos are great resources to ensure you are prepared:
o Shuttered Venue Operators Grant Overview (01-15-21) https://youtu.be/PdfQGb6z-gg
o SAM.gov Entity Registration Training (02-18-21) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y2t5queourQ&feature=youtu.be
While most sectors have been affected by the pandemic, the live entertainment venue industry has been particularly hard hit—with many theaters and music venues completely closed since March 2020. Section 324 of the legislation grants the Small Business Administration (SBA) authority to issue grants to live venue operators, promoters, theatrical producers, performing arts groups, movie theaters and talent representatives. Institutions such as nonprofit museums, botanic gardens, historic homes and zoos will also be eligible for these grants.