Apr. 14, 2021

HARRISBURG – State Rep. David Millard (R-Columbia), who serves as chairman of the House Tourism and Recreational Development Committee, today encouraged performance venues, museums and movie theaters to apply for the Shutter Venue Operators Grant (SVOG) program.

“These businesses have been some of the most impacted by COVID-19 mitigation orders but have not been eligible for previous relief programs, leaving them to suffer without a lifeline,” said Millard. “These grants are available now to help them keep themselves afloat while we continue working toward a full reopening.”

The Shutter Venue Operators Grant program was established under the American Rescue Plan, with an allocation of $16.2 billion. Applicants can apply for 45% of their 2019 gross revenues, up to $10 million. If they received a Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan, the SVOG will be reduced by the PPP loan amount.

Those interested in registering for the program can do so through the U.S. Small Business Administration here.

Representative David Millard
109th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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