Shuttered Venue Operators Grant Program Portal Temporarily Suspended

When the SBA launched the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVOG) application portal today, some technical issues occurred, despite multiple successful tests. After working with vendors to address them as quickly as possible, the SBA temporarily suspended the portal and will re-open it as soon as possible to ensure all applicants have fair and equal access.

This decision was not made lightly as SBA understands the need to ensure critical assistance gets to those in need as swiftly as possible.

SBA is working closely with the SVOG application portal vendors to re-open as soon as possible. You can still register in the portal and SBA will share updates as they become available. SBA will also share an exact time and date prior to the re-opening of the SVOG application portal.

For a list of tools and resources to help you prepare once the application portal re-opens, visit

Source: U.S. Small Business Administration