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Save Our Screens Eligibility

There is a presumption that an eligible Louisiana small business has been and still is adversely impacted resulting from the initial and ongoing local government public health and safety orders, and particularly those emergency proclamations from Governor John Bel Edwards pertaining to COVID-19 and the Phase I, II, and III public health initiatives.

Your small business must meet all of the following eligibility requirements in order to apply for Save Our Screens.

If your business has already received assistance from other government programs, you can still be eligible for this grant program. Assistance previously received from other sources will be deducted from any potential grant award.


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Deadline to apply is November 30, 2021. No new applicants are currently being accepted, only those previously determined eligible during the 2021 application period. All grants will be issued by December 31, 2022.

Eligibility Requirements

  1. I had a physical and active operation in Louisiana on or before March 1, 2020.

  2. I had 50 or fewer full-time employees per location as of March 1, 2020.

  3. My business filed Louisiana taxes for 2019 and 2020.

  4. My tax returns show at least a 10% drop in gross revenue in 2020 compared to 2019.

  5. My business is in good standing with the Secretary of State. (Find out at

  6. My business does not exist to advance partisan politics.

  7. I am not in the business of directly lobbying federal or state officials.

  8. I do not derive income from passive investments without active participation in business operations.

  9. I have at least one permanent indoor auditorium that screens nonadult films to the general public with the purchase of a ticket.

  10. My theater screened movies regularly in 2019.

  11. My theater has been open since June 17, 2021, and is still currently open.  

  12. My business was impacted by pandemic restrictions.

  13. The theater applying for the grant also held the occupational license for 2019, 2020 and 2021.

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At no time will we ask for your credit card or banking information.

Attention: The information on this website will be updated regularly with information that may impact your application. Please check the website information prior to filing your application to make sure you are in compliance with all program requirements.

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