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Grants for Venue Operators

March 26, 2021

Beginning April 8, 2021, venue operators that have been impacted by COVID-19 will be able to apply for the U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVOG) program. The program has allocated over $16 billion in grants for shuttered venues, to be administered by SBA’s Office of Disaster Assistance.

Eligibility Includes:
Live venue operators or promoters
Theatrical producers
Live performing arts organization operators
Relevant museum operators, zoos, and aquariums
Motion picture theater operations
Talent representatives

Eligible businesses must have been in operation as of February 29, 2020. If the venue or promoter received a Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan on or after December 27, 2020, the SVOG will be reduced by the PPP loan amount.
Webinar Opportunity on March 30th
Join the SBA for an upcoming SVOG webinar to learn about the documentation eligible entities will need to apply and insight on what the application process will look like. Register to save your seat.
Date: Tuesday, March 30, 2021
When: 2:30 – 4:00PM
Where: Online (registration required)
Please share this information with your colleagues, community networks, and the small businesses in your region that may be eligible for this new grant opportunity.
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