SBA reopens “Shuttered Venue Operators Grant” program through August 20

The U.S. Small Business Administration announced yesterday that it is again accepting applications from eligible entities for its “Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVOG)” program that provides economic aid for live entertainment small businesses, nonprofits, and venues.

According to the news release, new applications will be accepted until 11:59 p.m. PT August 2021. 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.

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