SBA Now Accepting Shuttered Venue Operators Grant Applications

The U.S. Small Business Administration began accepting applications for the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVOG) for operators of live venues, live performing arts organizations, museums and movie theatres, as well as live venue promoters, theatrical producers and talent representatives to apply for critical economic relief, as those eligible entities are some of the first that had to shutter their doors a year ago in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. There is more than $16.2B available for applications received on first-come basis. For more info, the SBA provides program updates and information via frequently asked questions, additional video tutorials, an application checklist, and eligibility requirements through SBA’s dedicated SVOG website -

Registrations Begin for $28.6B in Restaurant Revitalization Funds Available through SBA applications

Please note that there is now an allocation of $28.6 billion to the SBA for a Restaurant Revitalization Fund. This fund will offer emergency assistance for eligible restaurants, bars, and other qualifying businesses impacted by COVID-19. The SBA will begin registrations for the Restaurant Revitalization Fund on Friday, April 30, 2021, at 9 a.m. EDT and open applications on Monday, May 3, 2021, at noon EDT.
In preparation, the SBA has recommended qualifying applicants familiarize themselves with the application process in advance. Information on the program and application can be found on the Restaurant Revitalization Fund page of the SBA website.
The Small Business Administration Louisiana District Office will be partnering to host a number of webinars focused on the Restaurant Revitalization Fund. Please visit the SBA Louisiana District Office website to view their calendar and upcoming webinars.