Following yesterday's extreme challenges surrounding the opening of the application portal of the Shuttered Venues Operators Grant program, here is an update on what we know.
While we all await imminent and official notification from the SBA, we have been advised that the SVOG application portal will not reopen today, as the SBA is working diligently to fix the issues and to provide more clear guidance. We do not yet have word as to the date/time of reopening. Applicants can continue to register for an account, in advance of the portal reopening. We have asked for updates, corrections and more clarity to the Applicant User Guide, Application Form, and FAQs.
Please take this time to review the latest FAQ and Application User Guide – and look for updated versions of these documents.
We soon expect to hear information on next steps and to receive advance notice of the reopening of the application portal. Please stay tuned for messages from SBA and TCG.
TCG continues to work steadily with our advocacy partners to raise the technological and substantive issues surrounding the application process and to advocate on your behalf.
TCG will continue to monitor the situation as it unfolds and keep you updated.
Director of Advocacy