Shuttered Venue Operators Grant program now open

Help is here with $16.2 billion for venues, theatres, and more

The U.S. Small Business Administration will begin accepting applications to the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant program today at 12 pm ET for operators of live venues, live performing arts organizations, museums and movie theatres, as well as live venue promoters, theatrical producers and talent representatives to apply for critical economic relief, as those eligible entities are some of the first that had to shutter their doors a year ago in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Updated FAQ document

Get all of your questions about the SVOG program answered in this Frequently Asked Questions document, including eligibility requirements, how to apply, and what documentation to provide.

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Cross-program eligibility requirements

It is important to understand how applying for the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant program will affect your eligibility for other SBA relief programs.

  • Applicants can receive a PPP loan and a SVOG under certain conditions. If a PPP loan was received after December 27, 2020, the amount of the PPP loan will be deducted from the SVOG award amount.
  • Applicants cannot receive a PPP loan after applying for SVOG.
  • Applicants cannot receive a Restaurant Revitalization Fund payment after applying for SVOG.

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