SBA to Open Shuttered Venue Operators Grants (SVOG)
The SBA has opened the Shuttered Venues Grant submission process. Those eligible are operators of live venues, live performing arts organizations, museums and movie theaters, as well as live venue promoters, theatrical producers, and talent representatives.
The application will be available on the SBA’s website at https://www.svograntportal.sba.gov/s/. The SBA has released a “5 Things You Should Know”. They are as follows:
- SVOG applications open April 8 at 12 p.m. EDT.
Starting at 12 p.m. EDT, eligible entities will be able to start their SVOG application via the SVOG application portal. Once you begin, remember to save along the way and refer to SBA’s SVOG website – www.sba.gov/svogrant – for reference materials as you go through the process.
- Access the SVOG 4506-T from the website.
To meet IRS requirements, a unique SVOG 4506-T is required for the SVOG application and you can find that fillable document at www.sba.gov/svogrant under Supplemental Documents. A video tutorial is also provided to guide you through it.
- Review the updated FAQs.
The FAQs were updated on April 6 with the information included from questions received on the March 30 national training webinar. If you missed the webinar, you can watch the recording.
- Get prepared with these multiple tools.
The SBA has created several tools and resources to help potential SVOG applicants prepare, including:
- Video tutorials, including how to register on the System for Award Management (SAM.gov), a federal requirement to receive an SVOG
- A Preliminary Application Checklist to help you gather documents and other information that may be needed
- An Eligibility Requirements Chart to help determine qualifications
- Tap local SBA partners for technical assistance.
The SBA Resource Partner Network provides advising and counseling services to help organizations prepare for funding opportunities like the SVOG, PPP, and other business recovery needs.