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Federal and Legal Assistance
League Offers Individualized Technical Assistance from Qualified Legal Experts on COVID-19 Federal Relief
November 12, 2021
In This Issue: Employee Retention Tax Credit Curtailed as Infrastructure Bill Passes; New Action Ahead on Shuttered Venue Operators Grants; The Latest on COVID-19 Safety Protocols and Requirements; COVID-19 Travel Bans Lifted: New Policies in Place for International Air Travel; Speak Up Now to Preserve New Charitable Giving Incentives!
October 8, 2021
In This Issue: Still Time to Act on Arts and Recovery, Reminder! New Charitable Giving Incentives Encourage Donors to Give More, Shuttered Venue Operators Grants: Reporting Requirements Coming Soon, International Guest Artists Experiencing Visa Delays and Complications, Dr. Maria Rosario Jackson Nominated to Lead National Endowment for the Arts, Arts Education Legislation Nears Introduction, October is National Arts and Humanities Month
September 20, 2021
In This Issue: Act Now: Arts and Recovery; Shuttered Venues Grants Enter Supplemental Phase; U.S. to Lift International Travel Restrictions in Early November
August 30, 2021
Your voice has made a real difference as Congress shapes relief and recovery resources, and it's time to be heard once again! In the coming weeks, Congress will finalize the contents of massive legislative vehicles intended to build the nation's infrastructure and provide resources to support recovery amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. This legislation is being called a once-in-a-generation investment in U.S. infrastructure and growth.
August 12, 2021
Next Phase Begins for Shuttered Venue Operators Grants; Threats to Shorten Employee Retention Tax Credit as Access Improves; Webinar Ahead: U.S. Visas and COVID-19 Travel Restrictions; How to Play Your Part this Month
May 28, 2021
On May 26, 2021, the Small Business Administration (SBA) posted a new set of Frequently Asked Questions for Awardees approved for a Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVOG), as grant notifications for the first award recipients for this critical form of COVID-19 relief are issued this week.
May 24, 2021
In a call with Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVOG) stakeholders today, the Small Business Administration (SBA) provided information in response to applicant uncertainty over the timing and next steps in processing grant applications.
May 13, 2021
Spring Into Action! Catch Up on Latest COVID-19 Relief Updates and Opportunities, International Mobility, and Charitable Giving Bills
American Rescue Plan: State and Local Funding in Motion; Latest Shuttered Venue Operators Grants Updates; International Mobility: Visas and Travel with Instruments; Charitable Giving Provisions Introduced in Congress
May 11, 2021
The SBA is advising stakeholders that further information about next steps in Shuttered Venue Operators Grants program will continue to be released this week and next. The League participated in a call this afternoon with SVOG administrators.
April 23, 2021
The Small Business Administration (SBA) has announced that it will re-open the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVOG) portal on Saturday, April 24 at 12:30pm Eastern.
Banner: Erie Philharmonic recording session for a free TV concert on WQLN PBS. Photo courtesy of Erie Philharmonic.