Coronavirus Impact Updates

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Assistance to Shuttered Venues FAQs Updated

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On December 27, 2020, funding for the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVOG) program (Program) was signed into law with the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 (CAA). The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) continues to update answers to frequently asked questions regarding the Program. On February 28, 2021 and March 5, 2021, the SBA updated the frequently asked questions, which can be found here. Below are highlights of certain parts of the updated FAQs to assist potential applicants in considering the Program and preparing to file, if eligible.

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Assistance to Shuttered Venues FAQs

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Coronavirus

On December 27, 2020 funding for the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVOG) program (Program) was signed into law with the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 (CAA). You can find a summary of the Program here. The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has since provided answers to frequently asked questions regarding the Program. Below are brief summaries of the FAQs to assist potential applicants in considering the Program and preparing to file, if eligible. 

Please note, currently the SBA has yet to open the Program to take applications/submittals. The FAQs have been issued in anticipation of opening of the SBA portal to accept applications.

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COVID-19: Assistance for Shuttered Venues

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Late last year, Congress authorized funding including $15 billion in grants through the Shuttered Venue Operators (SVO) Grant Program to provide assistance to businesses or specified representatives involved in performance, entertainment and museum arts. The funding was approved as part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 and will be administered through the Small Business Administration (SBA), which as of January 20, 2021 is not yet accepting applications for the grant Program. Applicants will be required to submit a good-faith certification that the uncertainty of current economic conditions makes the grant necessary to support their ongoing operations.

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Covid-19: Expanded Unemployment Assistance for Non-traditional Workers

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The impact of COVID-19 continues to be felt across the globe, including by the millions of workers who have been laid off in the United States. The CARES Act (the “Act”) has established a temporary, federally funded Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (“PUA”) program for individuals who are otherwise ineligible to receive unemployment benefits, such as gig workers, freelancers, and independent contractors.

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