Press release MA 21-01

SBA to Host Shuttered Venue Operators Grant Webinar on Jan. 14

WASHINGTON – On Thursday, Jan. 14, at 3 p.m. EST, the U.S. Small Business Administration will host a webinar to give a preliminary overview of the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant program included in the Economic Aid to Hard-Hit Small Businesses, Nonprofits, and Venues Act signed into law by President Trump on Dec. 27, 2020. Eligible organizations with a reduction in revenue due to the COVID-19 pandemic will have the opportunity to receive up to a $10 million grant under the program. In total, the Economic Aid Act allocates $15 billion for the Shuttered Venue Operators Grants.   

The webinar will provide introductory information about the grants, who can apply, how potential organizations can prepare, and additional details re: eligibility and applications.  


Introductory informational webinar on Shuttered Venue Operators Grants

Registration is required. To register, visit:                                      


, Jan. 14 at 3 p.m. EST


Barb Carson
, Deputy Associate Administrator, SBA Office of Disaster Assistance

Patricia Gibson, Senior Advisor, SBA Office of Disaster Assistance

Bill Briggs, Acting Associate Administrator, SBA Office of Capital Access


About the U.S. Small Business Administration

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Related programs: Credit/Capital, Grants

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