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Musicians and Music Venues Economic Relief Program


Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner and City Council approved $3 million for the Mayor's Office of Cultural Affairs Musicians and Venues Economic Relief Program. Funded through the Federal CARES ACT, the program will provide immediate and short-term assistance to the Houston music sector impacted economically due to COVID-19.
Social Media Profiles
Numbers only. No dashes or hyphens.
Optional. Numbers only, no dashes or hyphens.
Authorizing Official Information
Primary Grant Contact Person Information
Venue Profile: Required Documents
(e.g. Articles of Incorporation, Business License, DBA Certificate, etc.)
II. Application Questions
(e.g., pop, funk, Tejano, classical, techno, country, rock, jazz, folk, rhythm and blues, etc.)
3. In 2019, the Venue employed or contracted with how many of the following? 
Local full-time staff
Local part-time staff
Local musicians
6. Venue Accessibility

10. Upload contracts or other documentation of events originally scheduled to take place at the Venue from March 1, 2020 - December 31, 2020 that were cancelled due to COVID-19.
Include the venue name in the title of the document. Each document should prove a unique financial loss—only one loss per uploaded document. This can include emails, contracts, invoices, notification of cancellation, contributed income year over year comparison, and/or text message screen shots.
Provide a brief statement describing the documents you’ve provided for proof of loss.
Round up to the nearest dollar.
Round up to the nearest dollar. $100,000 maximum.
NOTE: If the venue received federal relief from the National Endowment for the Arts, another federal agency, your State Arts Agency, another state agency, or the Small Business Administration in either a PPP (Paycheck Protection Program Loan) or EIDL (Economic Injury Disaster Loan), you may not use this grant for the same purpose(s) during the same period of time.
Certification and Assurance of Compliance
The applicant confirms that neither it nor its principals is presently debarred, suspended, proposed for debarment, declared ineligible, or voluntarily excluded from receiving federal funding by any federal department or agency

Nondiscrimination Statutes
The applicant certifies by checking the box below that all information contained in this application is true and further, it does not discriminate:
  • on the grounds of race, color or national origin (including limited English proficiency), in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended (42 U.S.C. 2000d et seq.) (Justice.gov website);
  • on the basis of physical or mental disability in accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA.gov website);
  • on the basis of age, in accordance with the Age Discrimination Act of 1975 (42 U.S.C.6101 et seq.) (house.gov website); and
  • on the basis of sex, in any education program or activity, in accordance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (20 U.S.C. 1681 et seq. (Justice.gov website).