COVID-19 Federal Relief Funds for the Arts 101 Series | Paycheck Protection Program Application & FAQ

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The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), part of the CARES Act, is a forgivable loan administered by banks, credit unions, and even Paypal on behalf of the Small Business Administration (SBA) for organizations to use to cover payroll expenses during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Join us for these two videos to:

  • Learn more about the PPP
  • Review the PPP application
  • Answer some Frequently Asked Questions about the program like: Who is qualified to apply? When is the application due? How long does it typically take to get approved? And more.

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Nina Ozlu Tunceli

Chief Counsel of Government and Public Affairs, Americans for the Arts

Executive Director, Americans for the Arts Action Fund

Nina Ozlu Tunceli is both Chief Counsel of Government and Public Affairs at Americans for the Arts as well as the Executive Director of the Americans for the Arts Action Fund. For 29 years, Nina has served as the chief advocacy strategist for Americans for the Arts and in 2004, she became the founding executive director of the Americans for the Arts Action Fund, an affiliated 501(c)(4) grassroots organization with a connected Political Action Committee—the only dedicated arts PAC in the country. Nina now mobilizes the political and legislative efforts of more than 430,000 citizen activist members in advancing arts policy issues to legislators and candidates seeking federal public office. After lobbying to secure several arts funding provisions in the 2020 CARES Act, Economic Aid Act, and the American Rescue Plan, Nina provided weekly technical assistance through Zoom Office Hours to thousands of artists and arts organizations in successfully tapping billions of dollars in COVID-19 economic relief aid. Nina also created the dynamic ArtsVote: Make Your Vote Count campaign in 2020, featuring artwork by Shepard Fairey and outreach by artist advocates Ben Folds, Annette Bening, and Brian Stokes Mitchell. Everyone is encouraged to join the Arts Action Fund for free at

Twitter: @ArtsActionFund @Nina4Arts