Grant Assistance for Shuttered Venue Operators

For businesses in:

South Florida and beyond

Provided by:

SBA - Small Business Administration

Ideal for:


Get emergency assistance if you are a venue affected by the COVID pandemic.

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  • Eligible applicants may qualify for grants equal to 45% of their gross earned revenue, with the maximum amount available for a single grant award of $10 million. 
  • $2 billion is reserved for eligible applications with up to 50 full-time employees.

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Eligible entities 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.
  • Must have been in operation as of February 29, 2020.
  • Venue or promoter must not have received a PPP loan on or after December 27, 2020.

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SBA is in the process of setting up the grant program and is not yet accepting applications. Those who have suffered the greatest economic loss will be the first applications processed. Click here to sign up for alerts. 

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Do you need help?

The organizations listed below are Axis Coalition Members and are ready to help you at no cost.

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