CEPP Update: March 25, 2021

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Information shared by Eugene Wadd, Colorado Emergency Preparedness Partnership Executive Director

U.S. SBA announced Shuttered Venue Operators Grant applications will open Apr 8.

The Shuttered Venue Operators Grant Information below is provided to assist Colorado private sector and government be ready to take advantage of this grant being offered by the United States Small Business Administration.

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The U.S. Small Business Administration launched a splash page for the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVOG) application portal today in anticipation of opening applications on Thursday, April 8, 2021.
We encourage Colorado organizations seeking a grant to prepare well in advance and be ready to move swiftly once applications go live.

Who can apply?

  • 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, and
  • Each business entity owned by an eligible entity that also meets the eligibility requirements
  • Must have been in operation as of February 29, 2020
  • Venue or promoter must not have applied for or received a PPP loan on or after December 27, 2020

To ensure eligible venues do not miss a window to receive assistance through the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), the American Rescue Plan Act amended the SVOG program so entities that apply for a PPP loan after Dec. 27, 2020, can also apply for an SVOG, with the eligible entity’s SVOG to be reduced by the PPP loan amount. The PPP loan applications have been updated to reflect this.

Attend March 30 information webinar at 12:30 p.m. held by the SBA

Tune into the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant information webinar as the SBA’s Office of Disaster Assistance will highlight and cover what documentation and eligible entities will be needed to successfully apply, and insights on what the application process will look like and more.

Additional resources to get prepared

Cross-program eligibility on SBA COVID-19 relief options