In April 2021, the Small Business Administration opened the application portal to the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVOG) to provide $16 billion in grants to venues and other related businesses impacted by COVID-19.
Applicants of U.S. based businesses may qualify for grants equal to 45% of their gross earned revenue with the maximum amount of any one grant at $10 million. Venues must have a defined performance space, proof of sales and in operation as of February 29, 2020.
Eligible entities include:
Live venue operators or promoters
Live performing arts organization operators
Motion picture theater operators (including owners)