The SBA released the applications for the Shuttered Venue Operator Grants (SVOG) is now open! This $16 billion grant program is for eligible, shuttered venues affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Click here to access the application portal and here to watch the SBA’s Informational Session on the program.
The Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVOG) program was established by the Economic Aid to Hard-Hit Small Businesses, Nonprofits, and Venues Act, and amended by the American Rescue Plan Act. The program includes over $16 billion in grants to shuttered venues, to be administered by SBA’s Office of Disaster Assistance.
Eligible applicants may qualify for grants equal to 45% of their gross earned revenue, with the maximum amount available for a single grant award of $10 million. $2 billion is reserved for eligible applications with up to 50 full-time employees.
Eligible entities include:
Other requirements of note: