SBA Announces Plan to Further Aid Operators of Shuttered Venues

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is announcing a call to all eligible Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVOG) applicants seeking economic aid for live-entertainment small businesses, nonprofits, and venues. New applications will be accepted through Friday, Aug. 20. The SVOG program has so far awarded $8.4 billion in grants to more than 10,800 businesses to assist in getting the nation’s cultural institutions, which are critical to the economy and were among the first to shutter, back on track.

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