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When the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant applications open, specific documents will be needed to support grant requirements and eligibility, as required by the Economic Aid Act.

The Shuttered Venue Operators Grant program was established by the Economic Aid to Hard-Hit Small Businesses, Nonprofits, and Venues Act, signed into law on December 27, 2020. The program includes $15 billion in grants to shuttered venues, which will be administered by the SBA’s Office of Disaster Assistance.

Eligible applicants may qualify for grants equal to 45% of their gross earned revenue, with the maximum amount available for a single grant award of $10 million. $2 billion is reserved for eligible applications with up to 50 full-time employees.

To assist with gathering and preparing the necessary SVOG application materials in advance of the opening, the SBA is providing the following preliminary list of supporting documentation that will be required. All documents will need to be legible and certification documents will need to be signed and dated. This is not an all-inclusive list and additional documents may be required to meet eligibility and compliance. Changes/updates from previous versions are indicated with an * prior to the item.

The SVOG application process is still under development and this list is subject to further refinement. For additional information on program eligibility, definitions, etc., refer to the website.

Click the links below to view the video tutorials that have been posted on the SBA’s YouTube page for potential applicants: