Concord, NH (October 8, 2020)—On the national level, the proposed bipartisan RESTART Act and the Save Our Stages Act, which would bring much needed funding and loans to small businesses like sound companies and venues, have continued to be roundly ignored by Congress since it resumed in September. With many venues around the country shuttering after months of revenue losses and closures due to the pandemic, at least one state is taking the matter into its own hands. On Monday, New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu (R) launched the Live Venue Relief Program, a $12 million relief program to help live performance venues in the state.
The program is aimed at nonprofit and for-profit venues in the state that are primarily engaged in hosting live theatrical presentations, musical entertainment, and/or sporting or racing events, that are seated, ticketed and open to the public. Grants of up to $1.5 million are available
The program can be applied to online at the Governor’s Office for Emergency Relief and Recovery website. The application must be completed and submitted by Tuesday, October 13, 2020, at 11:59 PM, including all supporting documentation—that information includes copies of the business’s year-end 2019 and current year-to-date financial statements showing monthly actual and projected facility-specific gross receipts, as applicable, from March 1, 2019 to December 30, 2020.
Live Venue Relief Program • https://nhpublichealth.force.com/nhgoferr/CORE_Solicitation_Detail_Page?SolicitationId=a0ht0000008zoMZAAY