OFFICE OF GOV. STEVE BULLOCK
HELENA – At a Aug. 12 press conference, Gov. Steve Bullock announced that he will direct $10 million in Coronavirus Relief Funds to create the Live Entertainment Grant Program, providing long term viability for the live entertainment industry.
“Live entertainment businesses that bring together large groups of Montanans and visitors have had to cancel or postpone all of their events during the pandemic. While that effort has certainly minimized transmission of COVID-19 and kept their customers and employees safe, it has greatly impacted their revenues and outlook,” Governor Bullock said. “This funding will offer support to the hundreds of workers employed in the live entertainment industry and provide long term support to businesses to ensure they can resume offering events that are fundamental to our quality of life, as soon as it’s safe to do so.”
To ensure entertainment businesses can survive extended closures and…