Emergency assistance for eligible venues affected by the COVID pandemic

Jan 25, 2021 at 11:00 am by WGNS


The Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce has been keeping up with funding that is available to troubled businesses, due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. The Chamber most recently released information on a grant available for businesses that rent venue space to individuals and companies.

The Shuttered Venue Operators (SVO) Grant program includes $15 billion in grants to shuttered venues, to be administered by the Small Business Administration’s Office of Disaster Assistance.

Eligible applicants may qualify for SVO 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. Check your eligibility. 

Who can apply  - 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