Billions in Emergency Assistance Still Available for
Venues and Arts Affected by COVID-19
Eligible applicants may qualify for grants equal to 45% of their gross earned revenue.
The Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVOG) program was established by the Economic Aid to Hard-Hit Small Businesses, Nonprofits, and Venues Act, and amended by the American Rescue Plan Act. The program includes over $16 billion in grants to shuttered venues, to be administered by SBA’s Office of Disaster Assistance.