Beginning April 8, 2021, venue operators that have been impacted by COVID-19 will be able to apply for the U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVOG) program. The program has allocated over $16 billion in grants for shuttered venues, to be administered by SBA’s Office of Disaster Assistance.
- Live venue operators or promoters
- Theatrical producers
- Live performing arts organization operators
- Relevant museum operators, zoos, and aquariums
- Motion picture theater operations
- Talent representatives
Eligible businesses must have been in operation as of February 29, 2020. If the venue or promoter received a Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan on or after December 27, 2020, the SVOG will be reduced by the PPP loan amount
Webinar Opportunity on March 30th (register here)
Join the SBA for an upcoming SVOG webinar to learn about the documentation eligible entities will need to apply and insight on what the application process will look like. Register to save your seat.
Date: Tuesday, March 30, 2021
When: 2:30 – 4:00PM
Where: Online (registration required)