The Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (also known as SVO or Save Our Stages) is a grant program run by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and will be 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.
Curtains Up NYC: Shuttered Venues Operators Grant, is a program to provide application assistance to live-performance venues, organizations, and workers applying for the SVO Grant. Through Curtains Up NYC, the NYC Department of Small Business Services (SBS) and Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment (MOME) are here to provide assistance with your application.
Eligible entities include:
Other requirements of note:
Please check the SBA’s website for the most recent updates on how to apply and frequently asked questions.
To prepare, you can register for the U.S. government’s System for Award Management (SAM), which will be a required part of the application.
Sign up for more information and ask your questions here.