Front and Center: Latest SVO Grant Numbers (UPDATED)

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The SBA stopped accepting new SVO Grant applications on August 20, 2021. The SBA is currently reviewing submitted SVO Grant applications and issuing both initial and supplemental awards. As of December 13, 2021, the SBA had made decisions on over 99% of all initial applications. SVO Grant program reports, which detail the number of applications submitted and awards granted, and lists of SVO Grant recipients are available at

Latest SVO Grant Statistics:
(as of midday December 13, 2021)

Applications Submitted

  • 17,644 Initial SVO Grant applications submitted
    • In review (SBA is actively reviewing): 38
    • Awarded (notice of award issued): 12,816
    • Declined (notice of decline issued): 4,790
  • 8,388 invitations to apply for a Supplemental SVO Grant accepted

Initial Awards

  • 12,806 Initial SVO Grants awarded
    • 4,758 – Live Venue Operators or Promoters
    • 3,316 – Live Performing Arts Organization Operators
    • 1,377 – Talent Representatives
    • 1,605 – Motion Picture Theatre Operators
    • 813 – Museum Operators
    • 947 – Theatrical Producers
  • $10.6 billion in Initial SVO Grant funding awarded
  • Average Initial SVO Grant awarded: $829,000

Supplemental Awards

  • 8,371 Supplemental SVO Grants awarded
    • 3,165 – Live Venue Operators or Promoters
    • 2,230 – Live Performing Arts Organization Operators
    • 906 – Talent Representatives
    • 1,102 – Motion Picture Theatre Operators
    • 282 – Museum Operators
    • 686 – Theatrical Producers
  • $2.9 billion in Supplemental SVO Grant funding awarded

For more information on the SVO Grant program, please visit Front and Center: SVO Grants though the SBA.

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