Improving the Paycheck Protection Program for all borrowers. 

The PPP Coalition represents the “last-to-reopen” sectors of the economy and millions of American workers whose incomes are supported by—or endeavor to be supported by—the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). As leaders in the arts and culture, entertainment, tourism, travel, and hospitality industries, we urge Congress to recapitalize, expand, and extend PPP, thereby saving the jobs of millions of American workers.   

As Congress debates the next COVID-relief and stimulus bill, the PPP Coalition urges the adoption of the following modifications to the Paycheck Protection Program:

  • Increase the maximum allowable loan amount to reflect 24-weeks of payroll, benefits, fixed operating costs, and protective equipment expenses. Allow previous PPP borrowers to apply for a second loan, up to the new maximum loan amount.

  • Expand the eligible borrowers to include all not-for-profit entities, including nonprofits larger than 500 employees.

  • Expand the non-payroll fixed costs that are eligible for forgiveness.

  • Specify the interaction between the Employee Retention Tax Credit and the PPP loans to ensure borrowers can make use of both types of assistance.

  • Ensure that the covered period for loan forgiveness appropriately corresponds to the size of a borrower’s loan, that a borrower may seek forgiveness immediately following the conclusion of the covered period, and that forgiveness shall be calculated at the date of receipt of the application for forgiveness.

It is important to remember that the Paycheck Protection Program worked for nearly 5 million businesses and nonprofits, saving the jobs of millions of American at the onset of this crisis. Unfortunately, our nation is entering its fifth month of the pandemic—twice the length of the initial PPP loans—and suffering from the bleakest unemployment situation in nearly 90 years. Now is not the time for half-measures.


Congress must act now to recapitalize, expand, and extend PPP and preserve the small- to mid-sized business and nonprofit ecosphere for the future.



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Current Signers

(as of August 5, 2020)

Updated weekly


Association of Zoos and Aquariums

American Society of Travel Advisors (ASTA)

National Association of Theater Owners

National Independent Venue Association (NIVA)

Association of Teaching Artists

Chamber Music America

Drug Policy Alliance

Hispanic Organization of Latin Actors (HOLA)

National Guild for Community Arts Education

OPERA America

Association of Children's Museums


651 ARTS, NY

AFM Local 7, CA

A.I.M (Abraham.In.Motion), NY

Air Zoo, MI

Alchemical Studios, NY

Alice Austen House, NY

Alley Pond Environmental Center, NY

Alliance of Resident Theatres/New York, NY

Amelia Park Children's Museum, MA

American Folk Art museum, NY

American Museum of Natural History, NY

American Society of Travel Advisors (ASTA), VA*



Apollo Theater, NY

Arizona Center for Nature Conservation / Phoenix Zoo, AZ

Ars Nova, NY

Art21, NY

Artist Trust, WA

Arts Horizons, NJ

Asian American Arts Alliance, NY

Association of Children's Museums, VA*

Association of Science Museum Directors, IL*

Association of Zoos and Aquariums, MD*

Astoria Performing Arts Center, NY

Audubon Nature Institute, LA

Ballet Tech, NY

Beat the Bomb, NY

Beth Morrison Projects, NY

Binder Park Zoo, MI

Blank Park Zoo, IA

Boch Center, MA

Boston Symphony Orchestra, MA

Brevard Zoo, FL


Broadway Inbound, NY

Broadway Mall Association, NY

Bronx Arts Ensemble, NY

Bronx Beer Hall, NY

Bronx Chamber of Commerce, NY

Bronx Children's Museum, NY

Bronx Council on the Arts, NY

Bronx Museum of the Arts, NY

Bronx River Art Center Inc, NY

Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), NY

Brooklyn Arts Council, NY

Brooklyn Ballet, NY

Brooklyn Children’s Museum, NY

Brooklyn Creative League, NY

Brooklyn Historical Society, NY

Brooklyn Museum, NY

Brooklyn Youth Chorus, NY

Broomfield Council on the Arts & Humanities, CO

Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, NY

Buffalo Society of Natural Sciences, NY

Buffalo Zoo, NY

Buglisi Dance Theatre, NY

Building for Kids Children's Museum, WI

California Academy of Sciences, CA

Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute, NY

Carnegie Hall, NY

CC Museum of Science & History, TX

Center Theatre Group, CA

Chamber Music America, NY*

Charles C. Deroko, Inc., NY

Cherry Lane Theatre, NY

Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association, IL

Chicago Zoological Society/Brookfield Zoo, IL

Children's Museum of Sonoma County, CA

Children’s Museum of the Arts, NY

Chocolate Factory Theater, NY

City Parks Foundation, NY

City Parks Foundation / SummerStage, NY

Celebrity Attractions, OK

Classical KING FM, WA

Clay Art Center, NY

College of Saint Elizabeth, NY

Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo, CT

Cornish College of the Arts, WA

Council on the Arts and Humanities for Staten Island, Inc., NY

Core Rhythm Fitness, NY

CRS (Center for Remembering & Sharing), NY

Dallas Zoo, TX

Dancing Grounds, LA

Dance Theatre of Harlem, NY

Dance/NYC, NY

Dancewave, NY

Daniel Lim Consulting, NY

Dia Art Foundation, NY

Dixon Place, NY

Downtown Brooklyn Arts Alliance, NY

Drug Policy Alliance, NY*

El Museo del Barrio, NY

Elephant Run District, NY

Emily Chamberlin Dance Collective, NY

En Foco, Inc, NY

En Garde Arts, NY

Enotria Wine Imports, NY

Ensemble Studio Theatre, NY

Environmental Centers of Setauket-Smithtown, Inc. d/b/a/ Sweetbriar Nature Center, NY

EPIC Players, NY

Eugene O'Neill Theater Center, CT

Evansville Zoological Society, IN

Eric Winterling, Inc., NY

Eyebeam Atelier, Inc., NY

Five OHM Productions, NY

Florida Holocaust Museum, FL

Flushing Town Hall, NY

Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, IN

Fraunces Tavern Museum, NY

Friends of Governors Island, NY

Friends of Rye Nature Center, NY

Friends of the Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery, NY

Friends of the Corpus Christi Museum of Science & History, TX

Friends of the NCMNS, NC

Gallim, NY

Gibney Dance, NY

Gingold Theatrical Group, NY

Girl Vow, NY

Godwin-Ternbach Museum, NY

Green Guerillas, NY

Green-Wood Historic Fund (at Green-Wood Cemetery), NY

Greenburgh Nature Center, NY

Hands On Childrens Museum, WA

Harlem Arts Alliance, NY

Harlem Stage, NY

Harvestworks Inc., NY

Houses on the Moon Theater Company, NY

Hedgepig Ensemble Theatre, NY



Hispanic Organization of Latin Actors (HOLA), NY*

Historic House Trust of New York City, NY

Historic Richmond Town, NY

Holocaust Museum Houston, TX

Howl Arts Inc., NY

Ice Theatre of New York, Inc., NY

Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center, IL

IlluminArt Productions, NY

IndieSpace, NY

In the Fight North Brooklyn, RI

Inspire Washington, WA

International Arts Relations (INTAR Theatre), NY

International Studio & Curatorial Program, New York

Irondale Productions, Inc aka Irondale Ensemble Project, NY

ISSUE Project Room, NY

Jack Arts, Inc., NY

JACK Music Inc., NY

Jamaica Center For Arts And Learning, NY

Jamel Gaines Creative Outlet, Inc., NY

John G. Shedd Aquarium, IL

José Limón Dance Foundation, NY


Just Ask Christine, NY

Kaleidoscope of Kultures Dance Theater, NY

Keen Theater Company, NY


Kidcity Children's Museum, CT

Kids Discovery Museum, WA

KSA Events Sports Operation, FL

Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers, PA

Kupferberg Center for the Arts at Queens College, NY

LaGuardia Performing Arts Center, NY

Lewis Latimer House Museum, NY

Lifestyles, NY

Like a Local Tours, NY

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Inc., NY

Lincoln Children's Zoo, NE

Lincoln Park Zoo, IL

Live From Here, NY

Live Source Inc., NY


Loisaida Inc., NY

Los Angeles Opera Company, CA

Los Angeles Philharmonic Association, CA

Loud and Live, FL

Louis Armstrong House Museum, NY

Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, NY

Lucille Lortel Theatre Foundation, NY

Luna Kids Dance, Inc. CA

Lyric Opera of Chicago, IL

Mabou Mines Development Foundation, NY

Manhattan Chamber of Commerce, NY

Manhattan Theatre Club, NY

Manitoga / The Russel Wright Design Center, NY

Mark Morris Dance Group, NY

MCC Theater, NY

Mel Fisher Maritime Museum, FL

Mercury Store, NY

Midori & Friends, NY

Mind-Builders Creative Arts Center, NY


Monterey Bay Aquarium, CA

Morris-Jumel Mansion, NY

Mountain Top Arboretum, NY

Mount Temper Arts, NY

Movement Research, NY

Moving For Life, NY

Museum at Eldridge Street, NY

Museum of Arts and Design, NY

Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Art (MoCADA), NY

Museum of Jewish Heritage -- A Living Memorial to the Holocaust, NY

Museum of Science and Industry, FL

Museum of the City of New York, NY

Museum of the Moving Image, NY

National Black Theatre, Inc., NY

National Dance Institute, NY

National Guild for Community Arts Education, NY*

National Lighthouse Museum, NY

National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium, IA

National Sawdust, NY

National Urban Fellows, NY

National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene, NY

Natural Areas Conservancy, NY

New Dramatists, Inc., NY

New Heritage Theatre Group, NY

New York Botanical Garden, NY

New York City Arts in Education Roundtable, NY

New York City Ballet, NY

New York City Center, NY

New York City Children's Theater, NY

New York Foundation for the Arts, NY

New York Hall of Science, NY

New York City Hospitality Alliance, NY*

New York Live Arts, NY

New York Neo-Futurists, NY

New York Philharmonic, NY

New York Theatre Workshop, NY

New Yorkers for Culture & Arts, NY

NYC Arts in Education Roundtable, NY

Open Source Gallery, NY

OPERA America, New York*

P.S. 314 inc., NY

Paper Mill Playhouse, NJ

Peaks Body LLC, ME

PEN America, NY

Performa, NY

Performance Space New York, NY

Pioneer Works, NY

Ping Chong + Company, NY

Potawatomi Zoo, IN

Potter Park Zoo, MI

Pregones Puerto Rican Traveling Theater, NY

Prospect Park Alliance, NY

Pueblo Zoo, CO

Queens Botanical Garden, NY

Queens Chamber of Commerce, NY

Queens Museum, NY

Queens Theatre, NY

Recess, NY

Receptive Tours Group, NY

Regina Opera Company, NY

Riverside Discovery Center, NE

Rooted Theater Company, NY

Roulette, NY

Roundabout Theatre, NY

Saint Louis Zoo, MO

San Diego Natural History Museum, CA

San Diego Zoo Global, CA

Santa Barbara Zoo, CA

Sciencenter, NY

Seattle Aquarium, WA

Seattle Opera, WA

Seven Loaves DBA GOH Productions, NY

Seven Loaves DBA GOH Productions, NY

Shackman Associates New York, NY

Signature Theatre, NY


Smack Mellon Studios Inc., NY

Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden, NY

So Percussion, Inc., NY

Soho Rep., NY

Sonnenberg Gardens, NY

South Street Seaport Museum, NY

St. George Theatre Restoration Inc., NY

St. Petersburg Shuffleboard Club, FL

Staten Island Children's Museum, NY

Staten Island Museum, NY

Staten Island Zoological Society, NY

Students on Broadway, NY

Studio ACE, CA

Studio in a School Association, NY

Studio Museum in Harlem, NY

Sundog Theatre, NY

Swiss Institute, NY

Symphony Space, NY

SYREN Modern Dance, NY

Target Margin Theater, NY

Teatown Lake Reservation, NY

TENET Vocal Artists, NY

Terry Lee Wells Nevada Discovery Museum, NV

Theatre for a New Audience, NY

Theater Mitu, NY

The 52nd Street Project, NY

The Actors Fund - The Mark O'Donnell Theater, NY

The Alley Pond Environmental Center, NY

The American Opera Project, NY

The Art Students League, NY

The Artist Co-op, NY

The ArtsConnection, Inc., NY

The Association for the Development of Vocal Artistry and Neighborhood Cultural Enrichment/MORE Opera, NY

The Billie Holiday Theatre, NY

The Brick, NY

The Bronx County Historical Society, NY

The Bushwick Starr, NY

The Center For Fiction, NY

The Civilians, NY

The Clemente Soto Velez Education & Cultural Center (The Clemente), NY

The Field, NY

The Flea Theater, NY

The Fortune Society, NY

The Indie Theater Fund, NY

The Kitchen, NY

The Laundromat Project, NY

The League of Independent Theater, NY

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

The Metropolitan Opera, NY

The Museum of Flight, WA

The Music Center, CA

The National Arts Club, NY

The New Group, NY

The Noble Maritime Collection, NY

Thelma Hill Performing Arts Center, NY

The Shed, NY

The Shubert Organization, NY

The Tank, NY

The Time In Children's Arts Initiative, NY

The Woodlands Children's Museum, TX

theater et al dba Chocolate Factory Theater, NY

Theatre Development Fund, NY

Theatre for a New Audience, NY

Timberlake Studios, Inc., NY

Toledo Zoo & Aquarium, OH


Town Hall Foundation, Inc., NY

Town Hall Seattle, WA

Triskelion Arts, NY

Under the Volcano International Inc., NY

Urban Bush Women, NY

UrbanGlass, NY

Van Cortlandt Park Alliance, NY

viBe Theater Experience, NY

Village Theatre, WA

Vineyard Theatre, NY

Voices of Ascension, NY

Weeksville Heritage Center, NY

Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe, FL

Westside Theatre, NY

Wildlife Conservation Society, NY

Winter Jazzfest, NY

Woodland Park Zoo, WA

Works and Process, Inc, NY

WP Theater, NY

Wyckoff House Museum, NY

Yemeni American Merchants Association, NY*

Zoological Society of Buffalo Inc., NY

ZooMontana, MT