In case you missed it: SVOG application opened today at 9 a.m. PDT

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SVOG Application Opened Today at 9 a.m. Pacific Time

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

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

The U.S. Small Business Administration began accepting applications to the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant program today at 9 a.m. PDT 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.

5 Things to Know about the
Shuttered Venue Operators Grant 

1. SVOG applications open April 8 at 9 a.m. PDT.

Started at 9 a.m. PDT, eligible entities will be able to start their SVOG application via the SVOG application portal. Once you begin, remember to save along the way and refer to SBA’s SVOG website – - for reference materials as you go through the process.

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2. Access the SVOG 4506-T from the website.

To meet IRS requirements, a unique SVOG 4506-T is required for the SVOG application and you can find that fillable document at under Supplemental Documents. A video tutorial is also provided to guide you through it.

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3. Review the updated FAQs.

The FAQs were updated on April 6 with information included from questions received on the March 30 national training webinar. If you missed the webinar, you can watch the recording.

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 4. Get prepared with these multiple tools.

The SBA has created several tools and resources to help potential SVOG applicants prepare, including:

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5. Tap local SBA partners for technical assistance.

The SBA Resource Partner Network provides advising and counseling services to help organizations prepare for funding opportunities like the SVOG, PPP and other business recovery needs.

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