Like the Tom Petty song says, the waiting is the hardest part.
“Our arts and cultural establishments are among the best in the nation, but they have faced difficult challenges over the past year,” said Gov.
'We waited in the portal line for over three hours': Small business grants for live event venues are available
But not so fast. The application portal for the feds' Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (www.sba.gov) ran into technical difficulties when it went live on
In Jersey, for-profit venues have not yet been notified by the
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“I'm confident it’s going to happen eventually,” said
The CARES Act was signed into law by President
Background: States, cities to receive first chunk of
Experiences with the federal
“It took the SBA months to figure out the federal implementation (of funds disbursement)” Scully said. “We're waiting to hear. We check it every day.”
One type of music venue that could potentially fall through the cracks are dance nightclubs that feature disc jockeys exclusively.
A dance nightclub ordinarily does not have ticketed events, which are a requirement for the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant, and “PPPs were based on payroll,” said
Some venues in the state during the pandemic have presented socially distanced shows. Some are making plans to open soon, like the
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