Welcome! Thank you for your interest in the Entertainment Industry Grant Program

The Entertainment Industry Grant Program (Program) provides assistance to further economic recovery of the entertainment industry from the negative economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Missouri General Assembly appropriated $5 million to this program.

Awards will be made on a first come, first served basis until all funds are allocated.

Please review the information and links below for helpful resources and tips when completing this electronic application.

Getting Started
Review the Entertainment Industry Grant Program Guidelines prior to completing this application to ensure understanding of the program and requirements.  

Before starting this application, please gather the information and documents listed below. For more information about grant program requirements, refer to the guidelines.

  • Entity FEIN (Federal Employer Identification Number)
  • Entity MITS (Missouri Tax Identification Number)
  • 6-digit NAICS Code
  • Proof of Employee Count
  • Tax and 990 Filings from 2019 and 2021
  • Proof of Tax or 990 Submission 
  • Negative Economic Impact Statement
  • Applicant business link to MO Secretary of State Good Standing registration, if required for the entity type
  • E-Verify Registration and MOU, if requesting $5,000 or more
  • Notarized Beneficiary Agreement
  • First, middle, and last name, as well as date of birth, for Applicant's owners and executives
  • For Applicants that use a PEO (Professional Employment Organization), a completed E-Verify Supplemental Statement

Who should create the Submittable account?

The email address of the individual creating the Submittable account will be the primary contact for communication between DED and the applicant. This email address will receive notifications about application status and will be the recipient of any questions regarding your application. PLEASE NOTE: Submittable allows for only one open application per email address at a time. If you plan to submit applications on behalf of multiple Applicants:

  1. You must provide unique email addresses for each application, OR
  2. You will be required to complete and submit one application before beginning an additional application.

Program Related Questions?

Tips for working with Submittable

You can save a draft of your work if you would like to finish filling out the form at a later date.

  • You can invite people to collaborate on a submission.
  • Submittable works best on Google Chrome, Firefox, and Safari. Internet Explorer is not supported. Please make sure you are using a supported browser.
  • We will follow up with you about your submission by email. Please be sure to safelist notification emails from Submittable and check the email you used to sign up for your Submittable account regularly.

Technical Submittable Questions?

We look forward to working with you!

The Federal Initiatives Team

MO DED ARPA Federal Initiatives