What you need to know now about U.S. federal COVID-19 relief By | July 15, 2020 Keeping up with the latest legislative and executive impacts can make your head spin. APAP continues to update our dedicated government relief page with information for our U.S.-based members. Here are our latest updates: On July 1, the NEA announced the awarding of $75M from the CARES Act in federal grants to arts organizations and local arts agencies across the country. Think the arts deserve more support? We do, too! Here are things you can do. On July 3, the PPP Extension Act was signed into law, extending the application deadline for the Paycheck Protection Program to August 8, 2020. This helpful article clarifies and explains the impacts of this legislation. Curious about what PPP funds have been dispersed so far? On July 6, the U.S. Department of the Treasury released that information. As Congress is back from recess on July 21 and current negotiations for the next relief package are in progress, we ask that you join us in asking Congress to support arts organizations and arts workers.