The Last Round Of PPP Funding Is Approved

If you applied for Payroll Protection Plan (PPP) and Small Business Administration (SBA) Loans but ended up with nothing more than a notice that funds have run out, you’re in good company.

Fortunately, Congress passed what will likely be the final round of additional funding yesterday so if you have an application in the pipeline, there’s hope. If you have yet to apply, I can’t stress strongly enough you need to drop everything and get your application in ASAP.

H/T to Scott Silberstein’s 4/21 ArtMatters Digest for providing some very useful links for a fresh list of resource grants for artists and arts organizations. If you aren’t already a subscriber, you should be.

And that’s it for today’s post. Don’t spend any more time here, go get a PPP application into your financial institution as soon as you can.

About Drew McManus

"I hear that every time you show up to work with an orchestra, people get fired." Those were the first words out of an executive's mouth after her board chair introduced us. That executive is now a dear colleague and friend but the day that consulting contract began with her orchestra, she was convinced I was a hatchet-man brought in by the board to clean house.

I understand where the trepidation comes from as a great deal of my consulting and technology provider work for arts organizations involves due diligence, separating fact from fiction, interpreting spin, as well as performance review and oversight. So yes, sometimes that work results in one or two individuals "aggressively embracing career change" but far more often than not, it reinforces and clarifies exactly what works and why.

In short, it doesn't matter if you know where all the bodies are buried if you can't keep your own clients out of the ground, and I'm fortunate enough to say that for more than 15 years, I've done exactly that for groups of all budget size from Qatar to Kathmandu.

For fun, I write a daily blog about the orchestra business, provide a platform for arts insiders to speak their mind, keep track of what people in this business get paid, help write a satirical cartoon about orchestra life, hack the arts, and love a good coffee drink.

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