FUNDING | The Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVOG) Application Portal Now Open

ACA Staff
April 27, 2021

The Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVOG) application portal is currently open and accepting applications for the $16 billion funding pool.

Grants are available for live performance venues, agents, and cultural institutions. 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.


The application and all information is posted on the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant web portal.

There is not a set deadline and applicants may submit applications at any time, but organizations who have suffered the greatest economic loss will be processed first. The SBA released a timeline explaining how applications will be prioritized and announced that awards for the first priority period are expected to begin in mid-May.

To assist organizations in preparing their SVOG application, the SBA has posted a video tutorial and updated the Frequently Asked Questions and eligibility requirements. You can find a helpful overview on the League of American Orchestra's website.