Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (aka Save Our Stages)In This Section
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 has announced that it will re-open the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVOG) portal on MONDAY, April 26 at 12:00 p.m. noon Eastern. This is in response to stakeholder feedback expressing concern about weekend access. On April 23 SBA released new guidance detailing the application requirements, forms, and required supporting documentation.
- SBA webpage on Shuttered Venue Operators Grant
- SBA Shuttered Venue Operators Grant FAQs (Updated 4/23/21)
- Post-Application FAQ for SVOG (Effective 5/11/21)
- SVOG Application User Guide (Updated 4/23/21)
- SVOG Form 4506T and accompanying info (Effective 5/11/21)
- Preliminary application checklist (Updated 4/23/21)
- Application Form 3515 (as revised 4/22/21)
- SBA Cross-Program Eligibility Chart
- SBA webinar on the SVOG application process from March 30, 2021. The League has provided highlights summarizing the webinar
- Email questions to SVOGrant@sba.gov (Please include topic in the subject line. Note that as of February 1, SBA has received more than 7,500 emails. This portal helps track priority areas of concern, but emails may not be answered directly).
- Call Center: For Shuttered Venue Operators Grant application portal technical assistance such as a password reset, browser suggestions, or how to use the multi-factor authentication with an app and the QR code, applicants can call 800-659-2955 or, people who are deaf or hard-of-hearing can call 800-877-8339 and follow the prompts to SVOG assistance.
Priority period and non-priority reserve
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- Federal Assistance
- Paycheck Protection Program and Loan Forgiveness
- Employee Retention Credits
- Families First Paid Leave Provisions
- Pandemic Unemployment Benefits, Including Self-Employed individuals
- SBA Economic Injury Disaster Relief and Loan Advance
- Relief for Nonprofits Self-Insuring Unemployment Benefits
- International Artists/Visas
- New Charitable Giving Incentives
- National Endowment for the Arts Funding