Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (aka Save Our Stages)

The Small Business Administration will implement a new $16.25 billion grant program to support for “shuttered venue operators” and is still in the process of finalizing the details of eligibility requirements.

Timing for opening the application process is uncertain, and the SBA is posting preliminary information, subject to change in response to stakeholder feedback, on their Shuttered Venue Operators Grants (SVOG) web page. SBA will not write a rulemaking on the program, opting for less formal guidance for applicants.

While complete guidance on implementation of the program is not available, SBA will provide further web updates and video guides about the grants, who can apply, how potential organizations can prepare, and additional details regarding eligibility and applications.

**NOTE: The Small Business Administration Administration fully launched the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVOG) portal on MONDAY, April 26 at 12:00 p.m. noon Eastern and the portal will close to new applications by 11:59 p.m. PT on Friday, August 20, 2021.

Prepare now

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