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After long wait, concert venues set for millions in pandemic relief grants

Tampa Bay Times

Jay Cridlin

After months of waiting, Tampa Bay concert halls, promoters, theaters and attractions are preparing for a long-anticipated pandemic relief windfall.: Shuttered Venue Operators Grants.

The $16 billion Shuttered Venue Operators Grants was part of a pandemic relief package passed in December, but it’s been delayed for weeks as the Small Business Administration has made tweaks and figured out how to roll it out. Applications will finally be available April 8, according to the agency.

“We’re going to go for it and see what we can get, because the performing arts need all the help they can get.”

– Paul Berg, Carrollwood Cultural Center Executive Director