WASHINGTON – The U.S. Small Business Administration is announcing a call to all eligible Shuttered Venue Operators Grant applicants seeking economic aid for live entertainment small businesses, nonprofits and venues. New applications will be accepted until 11:59 p.m. PT Friday, Aug. 20. The SVOG program has so far awarded $8.4 billion in grants to more than 10,800 businesses to assist in getting the nation’s cultural institutions, which are critical to the economy and were among the first to shutter, back on track.
While the application portal will close to new applicants, the SBA will continue delivering economic aid to help venues recover by providing critical relief through the supplemental awards program. Later this month the SBA will open the program for supplemental SVOGs for