March 24, 2021—The US Small Business Administration Office of Disaster Assistance is administering the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVOG) Program. Eligible entities include relevant museum operators, zoos, aquariums, and motion picture theater operators who meet specific criteria.
The program was established by the Economic Aid to Hard-Hit Small Businesses, Nonprofits, and Venues Act, signed into law on December 27, 2020. The program includes $15 billion in grants to shuttered venues, to be administered by the SBA’s Office of Disaster Assistance.
Eligible applicants may qualify for SVO Grants equal to 45% of their gross earned revenue, with the maximum amount available for a single grant award of $10 million. $2 billion is reserved for eligible applications with up to 50 full-time employees.
The SVOG application is slated to open April 8, 2021.
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Click here for the application portal.