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New Grant Program Aims To Help Santa Barbara County Arts, Cultural Groups Impacted By COVID-19

A new grant program in Santa Barbara County is trying to help arts and cultural groups impacted by the coronavirus crisis.

The Santa Barbara County Arts Commission, the Santa Barbara Bowl, and the Santa Barbara Foundation set up a $75,000 relief fund.

Much of the money will come from a 50-cent-fee added to every ticket sold for Santa Barbara Bowl events. The Santa Barbara Foundation is adding an additional $25,000 to the fund.

The money will be given out in two grant cycles to help support the operations of small non-profit arts and cultural groups hard hit financially by the pandemic.

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