BREAKING: SVOG Application Portal will Reopen on April 24


The U.S. Small Business Administration will reopen the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant application portal on Saturday, April 24, 2021 at 12:30 p.m. EDT. In preparation for the opening, potential applicants should register on the portal in advance. Applicants will also need a smartphone and a multi-factor authenticator app to register and apply.

The SBA has also added the following updated resources.

  • Applicant user guide and FAQ: For help with the application process, refer to the applicant user guide and FAQ.
  • Checklist: Use the checklist to make sure you have everything you need to complete your application.
  • Call Center: For Shuttered Venue Operators Grant application portal technical assistance such as a password resetbrowser suggestions, or how to use the multi-factor authentication with an app and the QR code, applicants can call 1-800-659-2955 or, for the deaf and hard-of-hearing 1-800-877-8339 and follow the prompts to SVOG assistance. The call center is open today from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. EDT and, starting Saturday, April 24, the center will be open 24 hours a day through Monday evening at 8 p.m. EDT.

For additional information and to review applicant resources, visit

Earlier announcement:

The U.S. Small Business Administration announced Friday that it had completed rigorous testing and the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant application portal will reopen on Saturday, April 24. 

Interested applicants should register for an account in advance through the portal.  

The SBA will provide updated documents and guidance on Saturday.

Check the SBA SVOG website for updates and more information.