Advertiser Disclosure

💳 Save money on credit card processing with one of our top 5 picks for 2022

Eligibility & Application Requirements For SBA Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVO Grant)

    Jason Vissers
  • 35 comments
  • Updated on:
Advertiser Disclosure: Our unbiased reviews and content are supported in part by affiliate partnerships, and we adhere to strict guidelines to preserve editorial integrity.
Jason Vissers

Jason Vissers

Expert Analyst & Reviewer at Merchant Maverick
Jason Vissers has been researching, analyzing, and writing about small business software and finance since 2015. His financial expertise has been cited in numerous publications, including The Ladders. Jason graduated with a Political Science degree from San Diego State University in 2001.
Jason Vissers
View Jason Vissers's professional experience on LinkedIn.

We've done in-depth research on each and confidently recommend them.

We've done in-depth research on each and confidently recommend them.

Sources

Leave a comment

35 Comments

Responses are not provided or commissioned by the vendor or bank advertiser. Responses have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by the vendor or bank advertiser. It is not the vendor or bank advertiser's responsibility to ensure all posts and/or questions are answered.

    edward showers

    I recevied my eidl loan in july 2020 can I still apply for the loan forgiveness act ?

      Jessica Dinsmore

      Hi Edward,

      There are two parts to the current EIDL program: loans and grants. The advances/grants are forgivable. The loan is generally not. There is one exception to keep in mind. For those who received an EIDL between January 31, 2020, and April 3, 2020, and also applied for a forgivable Paycheck Protection Program Loan and then refinanced the EIDL into the PPP, they can essentially have their EIDL forgiven. Unfortunately though, with a July deposit, this exception wouldn’t apply to you. You can read more about this in our post on EIDL Forgiveness. I hope that helps clarify. Best wishes to you!

        Florence Patriarca

        Hi,
        Please forgive me. I am not sure why it seems that I do not send the Form 4506T successfully. I did send the form with my signature but they send me again a email telling me to submit Form 4506T.
        I understand if you do not answer this email. I am desperate because I need funding for my business. Thank you very much.

        Regards,
        Florence Diapo
        Diapo Leather
        [email protected]
        Asian Grille Filipino Food Truck
        Home Health Care

          Dirik Moses

          I operate a small Rental business and had a huge loss in business due to COVID-19 and strict lockdowns. Says to apply as well for grant loan. Please advise.

            This comment refers to an earlier version of this post and may be outdated.

            Jessica Dinsmore

            Hi Dirik,

            So sorry to hear this. Unfortunately, the SVOG program is no longer accepting new applications. However, you may be eligible for an Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL). Good luck to you!

              Ozlem Rozanitis

              Hi! We are a Turkish Music Chorus that rehearses year-round on a regular basis and performs in concert venues. We do not own our own venue, we rent concert venues. The proceeds from the concert ticket sales are the main revenue for the the Chorus. Due to the pandemic, we were not able to give a concert in 2020. Would we be eligible to apply? Thanks in advance!

                This comment refers to an earlier version of this post and may be outdated.

                Jessica Dinsmore

                Hello Ozlem,

                My sincere apologies for the delay. I’m sorry to report that I don’t believe you’d be eligible. I found this statement in the SBA’s SVO FAQ documents (page 3, #11), and it states:

                Is a mobile entity with no fixed performance space eligible to apply?
                No. Venues must have defined performance and audience spaces. If a particular venue cannot meet
                this requirement, it is not eligible to apply for an SVOG.

                Please take a look at the document to better determine your eligibility ( or ineligibility), and be sure to look through the many, many grant resources that we have on our website. Best of luck!

                  This comment refers to an earlier version of this post and may be outdated.

                  Edward Callahan

                  we run a children’s theatre. We have been shut down since last March except for some online classes. We have lost most of our tuition revenue as well as ticket money for our three performances. Do we qualify for these grants and how do I get started if we do. We only have a few paid teachers as well as a staff of paid helpers.

                    This comment refers to an earlier version of this post and may be outdated.

                    Jessica Dinsmore

                    Hi Edward,
                    I’m really sorry. It sounds like you have a good chance of qualifying based on the info you’ve shared. but you can find the SBA’s criteria as well as a link to apply here. Good luck to you!

                      This comment refers to an earlier version of this post and may be outdated.

                    More Comments

                    Leave a Reply

                    Your email address will not be published.

                    Comment moderation is enabled. Your comment may take some time to appear.
                    Please read the "User Review and Comment Policy" before posting.

                    The vendors that appear on this list were chosen by subject matter experts on the basis of product quality, wide usage and availability, and positive reputation.

                    Merchant Maverick’s ratings are editorial in nature, and are not aggregated from user reviews. Each staff reviewer at Merchant Maverick is a subject matter expert with experience researching, testing, and evaluating small business software and services. The rating of this company or service is based on the author’s expert opinion and analysis of the product, and assessed and seconded by another subject matter expert on staff before publication. Merchant Maverick’s ratings are not influenced by affiliate partnerships.

                    Our unbiased reviews and content are supported in part by affiliate partnerships, and we adhere to strict guidelines to preserve editorial integrity. The editorial content on this page is not provided by any of the companies mentioned and has not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by any of these entities. Opinions expressed here are author’s alone.

                    We Recommend Lendio 🏆

                    Lendio is a free-to-use marketplace that allows you to compare lenders side-by-side.

                    Get Started

                    Get started with no commitment today.

                    Sign up for the Maverick Newsletter

                    • Please select topics of interest

                    • We occasionally send out emails with special offers.
                    • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.