The federal government has started sharing who will get what in regards to its Small Business Administration’s Shuttered Venue Operators Grants.
Venues in the region will be getting an estimated $57 million in assistance as part of the aid package which is geared towards helping to ease the financial burden from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and government-led shutdowns.
The grant is equal to 45% of an organization’s gross earned revenue in 2019, up to the maximum of $10 million.
The Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts which has received at least $750,000 of local funding for its ongoing outdoor event series, the Frontyard Festival, will be getting $10 million. The Dr. Phillips Center was also approved to dip into its Maintenance, Repair, and Replacement Account with the City of Orlando for the tune of $250,000 per month back in 2020.
Other grant recipients include Amway Center which will be getting $7.6 million, $983,000 to Sleuths Mystery Dinner Theater, $1.9 million to Central Florida Fair, $1.7 million to Gilt nightclub, $1.4 million to Orlando Ballet, $2.7 million to Orlando Science Center, $480,000 to SAK Comedy Lab, $47,743 to Creative City Project, $472,523 to Orlando International Fringe Festival, $77,271 to Mad Cow Theatre, $308,000 to Playlist Live, and $51,938 to Timucua Arts Foundation.
Click HERE for the full list.
What other areas in Florida are receiving this aid?
Not sure, Wendy! That’s not really our coverage area. You can follow the link for a more comprehensive list of recipients though.