As of 2:00PM CDT October 29, 2020, the COVID-19 Live Music and Entertainment Venue Grant Program is no longer accepting applications in accordance with the application deadline posted in the Program Grant Announcement.
Applicants and other interested persons are encouraged to register for the Program email distribution list. The Program anticipates issuing a Notification of Award in November 2020.
Live entertainment and large meeting venues, which often
serve as community gathering places and cultural hubs, were among the first
small businesses to close and may be among the last to fully re-open. Many
owners have expressed the need for federal assistance to help these venues
remain viable resources for the communities they serve.
Governor Tony Evers has
designated $15,000,000 from the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic
Security (CARES) Act to live entertainment and large meeting venue operators whose facilities have been negatively affected
by COVID-19. Administered
through the Department of Administration (DOA), the COVID-19 Live Music
and Entertainment Venue Grant Program will provide
awards up to $500,000 or 25% of 2019 ticket or event sales, whichever is
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Music and Entertainment Venue Grant Program,
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