Shuttered Venue Operators Grant Application Portal Reopened

April 27, 2021

Grants for NonprofitsThe application portal for the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant reopened yesterday, Monday, April 26. This grant provides emergency assistance for eligible venues affected by COVID-19.

Eligible entities include: live venue operators or promoters; theatrical producers; live performing arts organization operators; museum operators; motion picture theater operators (including owners); and talent representatives.

The SBA has also added the following updated resources:

Applicant user guide and FAQ: For help with the application process, refer to the applicant user guide and FAQ.

Checklist: Use the checklist to make sure you have everything you need to complete your application.

Call Center:  For Shuttered Venue Operators Grant application portal technical assistance such as a password reset, browser suggestions, or how to use the multi-factor authentication with an app and the QR code, applicants can call 1-800-659-2955 or, for the deaf and hard-of-hearing 1-800-877-8339 and follow the prompts to SVOG assistance. The call center is open through the weekend from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. EDT. For additional information and to review applicant resources, visit

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