The U.S. Small Business Administration recently launching a signup page for the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant application portal in anticipation of opening applications for the economic relief program on Thursday, April 8.

Prior to the official SVOG application opening, the SBA will host a national webinar to introduce the application process on Tuesday, March 30, from 2:30 to 4 p.m. To register, visit tinyurl.com/474js42z.

As the SBA builds and prepares to open the program, the dedicated website, sba.gov/svogrant, which includes frequently asked questions, video tutorials and other details, is the best source for information for prospective applicants. Those planning to apply should register at sam.gov before April 8 and refer to the preliminary application checklist and eligibility requirements.