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Raising your voice about key issues before Congress is essential. Contacting Congress is easy to do, and your communication with elected officials will ensure that communities nationwide continue to benefit from orchestral music. Here you’ll find key resources for easily contacting your Congressional representatives on top policy issues. You’ll also find tips on how to engage with Congressional leaders throughout the year and when they are at home on recess.
April 16, 2021
Until further notice, the Small Business Administration (SBA) continues to pause the implementation of the Shuttered Venue Operators Grants (SVOG) application portal as the agency fixes technology problems and revises the accompanying grant guidance.
March 30, 2021
The Small Business Administration (SBA) presented a webinar today outlining key eligibility and application requirements for the Shuttered Venue Operators Grants (SVOG) program, which is set to open for applications on Thursday, April 8, 2021.
March 25, 2021
As orchestras continue to access new and extended forms of federal COVID-19 relief, the League of American Orchestras is sharing with you these very latest developments from Washington, D.C.
March 19, 2021
Today, the Small Business Administration (SBA) announced that Thursday, April 8 is the slated date for receiving applications to the Shuttered Venue Operators Grants (SVOG) program and created a new SVOG web portal to host further SVOG updates as the application process prepares to launch.
March 11, 2021
New and Extended Federal Relief Approved in American Rescue Plan!; Attend the League Webinar for an Overview of Federal Relief; Advocacy Work Continues!
March 2, 2021
Speak up: Congress finalizing next relief package; Pension Relief Proposed in New COVID-19 Bill; Newest Developments on Shuttered Venue Operator Grants and PPP Loans; Tune in to Music Advocacy this Month and Beyond
February 11, 2021
Congress is racing to complete the next COVID-19 relief package before a number of provisions expire in mid-March, using the budget reconciliation process to speed approval with a simple majority vote in the Senate.
February 5, 2021
NEA'S First Round of FY21 Grants Support Orchestral Concerts and Community Programming; Upcoming NEA grant deadlines; FY21 GAP, Part 1 Grants to Orchestras
February 2, 2021
Guidance on the Shuttered Venue Operators Grants Emerges as PPP Fully Opens; Speak Up as Congress Designs Next Relief Package!; League Advances Arts and Nonprofit Requests to Biden-Harris Administration; Travel Advisories: What's Out, What's Extended, and What's New
January 12, 2021
SBA Relaunches Paycheck Protection Program; National Endowment for the Arts: New COVID-19 Research and Reports; Reminder: League COVID-19 Resources and Webinar
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