The Shuttered Venue Operators Grant program is accepting applications until 11:59 p.m. Pacific Standard Time on Friday, August 20, 2021 (2:59 a.m. Eastern Standard Time on Saturday, August 21, 2021).
UPDATE: The SBA will be announcing details soon on how venue operators who have received awards may qualify for supplemental grants. These additional grants will be for 50% of the original award amount, capped at a total of $10 million (initial and supplemental combined).
The Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (also known as SVO or Save Our Stages) is a program run by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and administered by the SBA’s Office of Disaster Assistance.
Eligible applicants may qualify for SVO 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.
Eligible entities include:
Other requirement of note:
Need help with your application?
Through the Curtains Up NYC: Shuttered Venues Operators Grant, the NYC Department of Small Business Services (SBS) and Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment (MOME) provide assistance to eligible SVO Grant applicants.Attend an upcoming webinar
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Request assistance with your application
When you create an account, select “Financing Assistance – Loans & Grants.”
The SBA also has several resources available for prospective SVO Grant applicants:
You can find all information about SVOG here.
You can find information about other SBA relief programs here.