SVOG Opens Today! Here's What You Need to Know to be Ready!

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Shuttered Venue Operators Grant Edition

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Shuttered Venue Operators Grant Application Portal Opens Today!

Shuttered Venue Operators Grant. Accepting applications starting on April 8.


5 Things to Know About the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVOG) 

1. The SBA begins accepting applications today.

The SBA will open the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVOG) application portal at 11 a.m. CST.  

SVOG Website


2. Watch the SBA's informational webinar.

The SBA hosted a national informational webinar to highlight the application process for anyone interested in applying for the SVOG. To find out exactly what you need to know, please watch the webinar below.


Watch Webinar



3. You can now receive both a PPP and SVOG.

To ensure eligible venues do not miss a window to receive assistance through the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), the American Rescue Plan Act also amended the SVOG program so entities that apply for a PPP loan after Dec. 27, 2020 can also apply for an SVOG, with the eligible entity’s SVOG to be reduced by the PPP loan amount. PPP loan applications have been updated to reflect this change.

COVID-19 Relief Options



4. SBA has tools available to help you prepare.

The SBA has created several tools and resources to help potential SVOG applicants prepare. These include the following:

Get Prepared for SVOG



5. Local partners are ready to provide guidance.

SBA’s resource partners, including SCORE Mentors, Missouri Small Business Development Centers, Urban League Of Metro St. Louis Women’s Business Center, the Missouri Women's Business Center in Columbia and the Veterans Business Outreach Center, are available to provide entities with individual guidance on their applications. Per federal grant program guidelines, the same and equal information needs to be provided to each applicant. SBA’s team members are limited on responses they can provide to individual, specific questions regarding SVOG eligibility, potential grant amount, or other detailed information. 

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