Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVOG)

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IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT:

The Shuttered Venue Operators Grant application portal will reopen on Monday, April 26th at 10:00 am MDT. Interested applicants should register for an account through the portal in advance. Applicants will also need a smartphone and a multi-factor authenticator app to register and apply.

Program Details

The Shuttered Venue Operators (SVO) Grant 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 $16 billion in grants to shuttered venues, to be administered by the 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. For additional details, visit the SBA website for SVOG Updates including the SVOG Applicant User Guide (04-23-21)SVOG Preliminary Grant Application Checklist (04-23-21)SVOG Eligibility RequirementsCross-Program Eligibility Information, and Shuttered Venue Operators Grants Frequently Asked Questions (revised 04-23-21).

Prepare

Register

  • Register on the SVOG portal. The ability to register will be temporarily suspended between 9 am – 10 am MST on April 26 to ensure a fair process and prepare the site for opening.

Apply

  • Begin the application process on the SVOG portal. Every user will be temporarily placed in a virtual waiting room and will be able to start their application in the order in which they arrived.

Support

  • Call Center: For Shuttered Venue Operators Grant application portal technical assistance such as a password reset, browser suggestions, or how to use the multi-factor authentication with an app and the QR code, applicants can call 
    1-800-659-2955

     or, for the deaf and hard-of-hearing 

    1-800-877-8339

     and follow the prompts to SVOG assistance. The call center will be open 24 hours a day through Monday evening at 6 pm MDT. For additional information and to review applicant resources, visit www.sba.gov/svogrant.

General Information

The following Video Tutorials are also available on the SBA’s SVOG Updates page:

SVOG-specific information about the IRS form 4506-T: