Resources and Webinars Related to the December 2020 COVID Relief Bill

On December 21, the U.S. House and Senate passed a $900 billion pandemic relief bill. This bill is the second-largest federal stimulus package after the $2 trillion CARES Act that Congress approved in March.

In addition to the $1.4 trillion fiscal year (FY) 2021 appropriations package that also includes major victories for museums, the relief bill provides additional assistance that could be helpful for museums across Ohio.

Below are resources and past and upcoming webinars related to the December 2020 relief bill on areas of the legislation that are of interest to museums.


Please note: This list is updated as OMA receives new information. Please contact OMA at [email protected] if you know of resources that should be added to this list.


The American Alliance of Museums has a resource page dedicated to Legislation related to COVID-19 and museums. This page includes information on the Paycheck Protection Program, Shuttered Venue Operator Grants, as well as upcoming and recorded webinars. Learn more here.

The Americans for the Arts Action Fund has a document, Details of the Economic Relief and Omnibus Bill available here. This document was released December 22, 2020.

The Association of Midwest Museums has partnered with ACAP and The Loan Source to help their museum members and other corporations apply for PPP 2.0 loans. Learn more here.

The National Independent Venue Association has a website dedicated to the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant Program, or the “Save our Stages” Act. Learn more here.

The Small Business Administration has a website dedicated to Coronavirus Relief Options and more information on the current and upcoming SBA programs available here.

The Small Business Administration continues to update their Shuttered Venue Operators Grant Program website with more information and guidance as it is released. Learn more here.

The SBA has released new guidance regarding the Paycheck Protection Program, and the second draws of the loan. Direct links to those resources include:


Webinars and Trainings

The Ohio Museums Association held the webinar, Your Museum and the New Federal Stimulus: An Overview of the New Coronavirus Stimulus & Relief Package, January 14. A recording of this webinar is available here.

The Small Business Administration held a webinar on the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (the Save our Stages Act), January 14 at 3 pm. This webinar provided introductory information about the grants, who can apply, how potential organizations can prepare, and additional details re: eligibility and applications. A recording of this webinar is available here.

The Americans for the Arts will hold a two-part webinar series on the New COVID-19 Economic Relief Funds for the Arts, January 15 and 22 from 2-3 pm. Registration for these live activities is free and will be limited to the first 1000 registrants. You may also view these sessions live on the Arts Action Fund Facebook Page. Registration will re-open when the on-demand recordings of both sessions are ready. The archive recordings will also be available on the Arts Action Fund Facebook Page immediately following the live sessions. Learn more here.

The American Alliance of Museums and Marcum - Raffa will hold the webinar, Museums and Cultural Institutions: Framing the Impact of COVID-19 Relief, February 2 at 2 pm. Learn more and register here

Marcum Events held the webinar, COVID Relief IV: A Deeper Dive, January 7. Learn more and view the on-demand materials here.

The National Council of Nonprofits held the webinar What’s in the New COVID Relief Law for Nonprofits?, January 13. View a recording of the session, and get additional information here.

Heritage Ohio will hold the webinar PPP Round 2, January 26 at 1 pm. Learn more here.

Thompson Grants Training will hold the webinar Paycheck Protection Program 2.0: Everything Nonprofits Need to Know, February 2 at 1 pm. This is a paid webinar ($249), with CPE credit earned for attending live. Learn more here.

HUB International will present the webinar, Implementing an Employee Vaccination Program: Cost, Access and Communication, February 2 at 1 pm. Learn more here

 HUB International held part one of their vaccine webinar series, COVID-19 Vaccine in the Workplace: Employment Law, Benefits & Well-Being, January 14. A recording of the webinar is available here

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