Shuttered Venues Summer Updates and EIDL Webinars

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SBA Reaches 10,000 Entities Milestone Awarding $7.5 Billion in Shuttered Venue Operators Grants 


Today, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) reached a new milestone of successfully awarding over $7.5 billion in Shuttered Venue Operators Grants (SVOGs) to more than 10,000 hard-hit live entertainment small businesses, nonprofits, and venues. The SVOG program is designed to assist in getting the nation’s cultural institutions, which are critical to the economy and were among the first to shutter, back on track.  For the full Press Release click below.

SVOG Press Release

Connecticut Awardees:


The most current data, Shuttered Venue Operators Grantees - Dataset - U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) | Open Data lists the 130 Connecticut entities that have received $97,872,025. If you add the New Haven Shubert award of $2,530,377 the Connecticut total exceeds $100.4 million. The full report is here Shuttered Venue Operators Grant Public Report, As of Midday 26 July 2021 (

EIDL- Business Relief and Recovery Webinars July 28 - Aug 2

EIDL Forgiveness

The U.S. Small Business Administration Office of Capital Access will host a webinar series for small business owners to discuss the COVID EIDL (Economic Injury Disaster Loan) program’s small business loans. The COVID EIDL program is a Federal small business loan program designed to support small businesses to recover from the COVID-19 economic recession by providing accessible, borrower-friendly capital.

Please join us on any of the following dates listed below for an opportunity to learn more about the SBA 's COVID EIDL: Small Business Loans Program!

7/27 6pm Register

7/28 Noon Register

7/28 6pm  Register

8/2 Noon Register

8/2 6pm  Register



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