The Pryor Area Chamber of Commerce is here for our members and our community. You can contact us with any questions or concerns. Also, please let us know if we can help distribute any information regarding any specials to encourage local spending. Or any ideas you have that we can help with - particularly during this stressful time.
The Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVOG) program was established through the Economic Aid to Hard-Hit Small Businesses, Nonprofits and Venues Act and amended by the American Rescue Plan Act to provide over $16 billion in economic relief to target industries.
The SVOG application portal is now open as of April 8, 2021
Eligibility Eligible entities may be, per the Economic Aid Act:
live venue operators or promoters
live performing arts organization operators
motion picture theatre operators
Additionally, entities of these types owned by state or local governments (for example, museums or historic homes) are eligible to apply if the governmentally-owned entity also acts solely as a venue operator, museum, etc. and not also include other types of entities.
For example, a city parks and recreation department that operated a bandstand in a public square along with running various nature parks would not qualify as an eligible entity for an SVOG.
Finally, each subsidiary business owned by an eligible entity that also meets the eligibility requirements on its own rights will qualify as an eligible entity.
Other requirements of note:
Must have been in operation as of February 29, 2020
Venue or promoter who received a PPP loan on or after December 27, 2020, will have the SVOG reduced by the PPP loan amount
Access the SVOG 4506-T from the website To meet IRS requirements, a unique SVOG 4506-Tis required for the SVOG application and you can find that fillable document at www.sba.gov/svogrant under Supplemental Documents. A video tutorial is also provided to guide you through it.
Get prepared with these multiple tools: The SBA has created several tools and resources to help potential SVOG applicants prepare, including:
Video tutorials, including how to register on the System for Award Management (SAM.gov), a federal requirement to receive an SVOG
Tap local SBA partners for technical assistance: The SBA Resource Partner Network provides advising and counseling services to help organizations prepare for funding opportunities like the SVOG, PPP and other business recovery needs. Click here to find assistance
Small Business Administration Resources
If you are the owner of a small business that has been adversely affected by the COVID-19 outbreak, there may be some resources available to you. Please visit the various links below for updated information, tips and advice that will help you more readily traverse this current and unprecedented global pandemic.
Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Update as of 1/13/2021 SBA Re-Opening Paycheck Protection Program to Small Lenders on Friday, January 15 and All Lenders on Tuesday, January 19... LEARN MORE
SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) and Advance SBA has a new, streamlined online loan application with no filing requirement to provide tax returns, financial statements, etc. – one application which includes the EIDL loan and an EIDL Advance. To apply online for an EIDL loan, click here.
Quick Facts About EIDL and EIDL Advance
Small businesses may request an Advance up to $10,000.
The EIDL Advance does not have to be repaid.
There is no cost to apply and no obligation to accept an approved loan.
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Ready. Help. Go.
Ready. Help. Go. is a new, three-phased program to provide assistance during crisis situations in Oklahoma. As an initiative of Be A Neighbor, we unite courageous Oklahomans who are willing to do their part to empower recovery. This initiative of Be A Neighbor, will unite courageous Oklahomans who are willing to do their part to empower recovery. Within this initiative, all Oklahomans are able to help. Each phase represents a way Oklahomans can rally together in a time of uncertainty while staying safe and healthy.
November 16, 2020: Seventh Amended Executive Order 2020-20 Governor Kevin Stitt today joined Commissioner of Health Lance Frye to announce Seventh Amended Executive Order 2020-20, which increases safety measures for restaurants, bars and state employees in Oklahoma to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.
The new action items under Seventh Amended EO 2020-20 include:
Starting Thursday, Nov. 19, all restaurants will be required to space tables at least six feet apart, unless tables, booths and bar areas are separated by sanitized dividers.
Starting Thursday, Nov. 19, all bars and restaurants will be required to close by 11 p.m. No in-person service of food or alcohol will be allowed after 11 p.m. except for restaurant drive-thru windows or curbside pickup.
Starting Tuesday, Nov. 17, all 33,000 state employees under the executive branch will be required to wear a mask in common areas or when they’re around other people. All visitors to state agency buildings will also be required to wear a mask. (The Oklahoma House of Representatives and the Oklahoma Senate also announced today masks will be required for employees and visitors at the State Capitol.)
The Small Business Administration (SBA) will provide disaster assistance loans for small businesses impacted by COVID-19. Please visit the following websites for more information: www.damage.ok.gov www.sba.gov/coronavirus