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.

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Brendan O'Connor

Editor in Chief of

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