SAN FRANCISCO, May 27 (Xinhua) – U.S. Mayor of San Francisco, London Breed, announced Thursday that the city will award 28 music and entertainment venues in the city totaling $ 1 million. Americans in grants from their music and entertainment site recovery fund.
Each of the premises will receive a prize of $ 35,720 to prevent its permanent closure due to pressures from the COVID-19 pandemic.
“The last year has been devastating for the entertainment industry and these local funds will help these companies survive and begin to recover,” Breed said.
In March 2021, Breed and supervisor Matt Haney agreed to allocate $ 3 million to the fund as part of $ 24.8 million for small business loans and grants in the year’s surplus spending plan in progress.
“Art, culture and music will be the center of our city’s economic recovery,” Haney said. “These grants will be a lifeline for independent sites that add a lot to our city and have been closed for much of the last year.”