New Shuttered Venue Operators Grants Guidance Online as Portal Opens Today!

By Laurie Baskin posted 11 days ago

  
New Shuttered Venue Operators Grants Guidance Online as Portal Opens Today!
The Small Business Administration (SBA) has released new guidance to inform the application process for the Shuttered Venue Operators Grants program, which is set to open at 12:00 Noon Eastern on Thursday, April 8.
The SBA and its resource centers are the definitive source of guidance on the application requirements and grant administration details, and all potential applicants are encouraged to carefully review all SBA-issued guidance for the most up-to-date information.
Here are some of the newest resources:
  • SVOG Application User Guide - posted April 7, 2021 Important Note! This initial version was briefly posted on the Shuttered Venues website and then withdrawn as the SBA works on corrections to this initial version. Stay tuned for an updated guide.
Here is a reminder of key tips:
  • Prepare to apply as soon as possible -- all may apply on the first day of the program. Once the portal opens, applicants can submit an application at any time, regardless whether an organization is within one of the two priority periods. Within priority periods, SBA will process applications in the order received.
  • The SBA is advising: "entities should make sure to save frequently, [and] have the SVOG dedicated website - www.sba.gov/svogrant - at the ready to refer to the application user guide, the most up-to-date FAQs, technical support guidance and the March 30, 2021, application information session (under video tutorials) as they go through the application process."
  • Identify your local SBA resource partners now and seek their assistance with questions about the application process. Find local SBA resource partners at www.sba.gov/localassistance.
TCG will continue to also keep you informed of any further updates. TCG’s overview of the Shuttered Venue Operators Grants program includes further links to SBA resources, and more information on the full array of federal relief options is available in TCG’s Federal COVID-19 Relief page.

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