collection (Request for a new OMB Control Number)
6 Months From Approved
SBA will collect the information from
small businesses and non-profits organizations that are eligible to
apply for the Shuttered Venue Operator Grant program as authorized
by section 324 of the Economic Aid to Hard-Hit Small Businesses,
Nonprofits, and Venues Act (Pub. L. 116-260). SBA will use this
information collection to make a threshold eligibility
determination for the grant.
March 5th, 2021 Susan
Minson OMB Desk Officer Office of Management and Budget Dear Ms.
Minson, Pursuant to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB)
procedures in 5 CFR Part 1320, SBA requests emergency review of a
new collection of information that is required to implement the
Shuttered Venue Operators Grant Program (SVOG). SBA also requests a
waiver from the requirement to publish the 60-day and 30-day public
comment notices in the Federal Register. The SVOG Program was
recently authorized by the Economic Aid to Hard-Hit Small
Businesses, Nonprofits, and Venues Act (“Economic Aid Act”), Pub.
L. 116-260, Div. N, Title III, Sec. 324 (December 27, 2020), to
provide grants up to $10 million dollars to operators of shuttered
venues subject to the statutory eligibility requirements and the
availability of funds. Given the current urgent need and to help
mitigate harm to the affected small businesses, SBA requests
approval of this new information collection by March 15, 2021. If
this request for emergency processing is approved, SBA will
subsequently take the necessary steps to comply with the notice
requirements. SBA appreciates your prompt attention to this matter
and looks forward to receiving your emergency approval. Sincerely,
James E. Rivera Associate Administrator Office of Disaster
Assistance U.S. SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION WASHINGTON, D.C.