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FUNDING OPPORTUNITY: California Venues Grant

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FUNDING OPPORTUNITY:  California Venues Grant


CalOSBA’s California Venues Grant Program Opens New Round of Funding for Live Event Venues Impacted by COVID-19!

The California Venues Grant Program (“Program”) will support eligible independent live events venues that have been affected by COVID-19 in order to support their continued operation. 

Round 2 Funding Information

Application Window: December 19, 2022, through January 31, 2023

Eligible applicants: Independent live events venues that have been affected by COVID-19 to support their continued operation.

Eligible grant award: Grants awarded under this program will be in an amount equal to the lesser of two hundred fifty thousand dollars ($250,000) or 20 percent (20%) of the applicant’s gross earned revenue in California for the 2019 taxable year. Please visit for more information detailing the eligibility criteria.

Application process: If eligible live event venue applicants previously applied for a different grant program (the California Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program), then those applicants will need to complete a new and separate application to be eligible for this program. Please visit for more information.

For more information on grant requirements and eligibility, along with links to application tips and webinars, visit