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May 25, 2022

City launches new round of Austin Music Disaster Relief grants with $2.3 million

The program provides one-time, unrestricted $2,000 grants to local professional musicians and music industry workers

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The city of Austin is now accepting applications for the next round of the Austin Music Disaster Relief Grant program.

The fund provides one-time, unrestricted $2,000 grants to local professional musicians, independent promoters, music composition, and music industry workers facing hardships due to the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“This round of the Austin Music Disaster Relief Grant expands the eligibility criteria so more professional musicians, promoters, and workers qualify for support as our music industry continues to rebound from the COVID-19 pandemic,” explains Veronica Briseño, Chief Economic Recovery Officer for the City of Austin.

“The $2.3 million available this years builds upon the $1.5 million we distributed in 2020 to ensure workers in this vital sector can afford immediate needs like rent and groceries.”Austin Music Disaster Relief Grant application open until January 28 at 5:00 p.m.

The Austin Music Disaster Relief Grant application closes on Jan. 28 at 5 p.m.  For more information go to austintexas.gov/department/austin-music-disaster-relief-grant


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