March 10, 2021

SBA Announce New Tools to Prepare Your Shuttered Venue Operators Grant Application


Emergency assistance for eligible venues affected by the COVID pandemic

The Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVOG) program was established by the Economic Aid to Hard-Hit Small Businesses, Nonprofits, and Venues Act to provide emergency assistance to eligible venues affected by the Coronavirus pandemic.

The SBA is in the process of setting up the grant program and is not yet accepting applications. In the meantime, the agency has released the following new resources to help eligible entities prepare to apply.

Reference Materials

Video Tutorials Entity Registration Training – registration in the System for Award Management ( is required to apply for federal assistance awards like the SVOG.

New – Eligibility for Live Venue Operators or Promoters

New – Eligibility for Talent Representatives

New – Eligibility for Museum Operators

New – Eligibility for Motion Picture Theatre Operators

Details on SVOG