To assist you with the SVOG application, SBA has prepared the following:
FAQs: The list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) answers common questions about the SVOG program, defines terms, and provides additional guidance. Please refer to and carefully review the FAQs for guidance as you complete the SVOG application.
Application Checklist: The Application Checklist is provided to assist you with gathering and preparing the necessary materials (documentation, information, and technology) needed for the SVOG application. Some of these items will be required, and some are examples of items that can be submitted as supporting evidence. The Application Checklist lists materials needed by all applicants as well as applicant-specific information. The application will direct you as you go through the application portal for your specific applicant type.
Applicant User Guide: The Applicant User Guide is a tool for technical assistance to guide applicants through the SVOG application portal with step-by-step instructions. Screenshots in the User Guide are for illustration purposes only. Content in the application portal will appear differently for different applicants
- FAQ regarding Shuttered Venue Operators Grant
- SVOG application checklist
- SVOG applicant user guide
- SVOG-specific version of IRS Form 4506-T
- Cross-program eligibility on SBA COVID-19 relief options
To avoid delays and an incomplete application, make sure you gather all necessary documents, register for a DUNS number, and register in the System for Award Management (SAM.gov). Instructions can be found in the SBA Shuttered Venue Operators Grant Applicant User Guide.
Go to the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant Application portal and register. Follow the onscreen prompts to register, enter your email address (which cannot be changed), and create a password as part of the registration process.
Once you are registered you will be directed to the Main Shuttered Venue Operators Grant Page. From there it’s a matter of following instructions and prompts. You can preview the entire application process on the online Shuttered Venue Operators Grant Applicant User Guide before you begin.
You must determine your gross revenue loss between 2019 and 2020 to see if you qualify for one of the priority periods discussed below. Other required information—including floor plans, contract copies, and additional documentation—is listed in the SVOG Preliminary Application Checklist
Important: The Shuttered Venue Operators Grant application requires multi-factor authentication. You will need to download and install the Google Authenticator App on your Smartphone.
Submitting Your Application
At the end of each major section, you have the option to click “next” to go to the next section, to click “previous” to return to the beginning of the section you just completed, click “cancel” to erase and reset the section you just completed, or click “Save for later” to save everything and return to the home screen.
At the very end, you have the option to “submit” your application. Once you do that, you will begin to receive notices by email regarding status and changes.
You will need documentation that demonstrates your number of employees and monthly revenues. You will use this to calculate the average number of qualifying employees you had over the previous 12 months
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