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Augusta County announces the creation of a Disaster Recovery Grant Fund to help county businesses who are suffering from the costs of business interruption caused by closure due to public safety restrictions from COVID-19.

Find out if your business is eligible by reviewing the Grant Overview.

Eligible businesses can apply by filling out a Disaster Recovery Grant Application and sending it to

At the direction of the Board of Supervisors, Chesterfield County, in partnership with the Chesterfield Chamber of Commerce, is launching the “Back in Business” grant program to support small businesses negatively affected by COVID-19.
The $10,000 grants are designed to provide immediate relief to businesses to help them remain in business through the COVID-19 pandemic and prepare for reopening under the guidelines of Forward Virginia.
The $5 million dollars, dedicated for the grant program, will come from the federal funding Chesterfield County received from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act.
Applicants will be required to demonstrate that they are eligible, that they were operational pre-COVID-19, and that they are suffering negative impacts from COVID-19 closures.
Final eligibility criteria for the program and the application process is expected to be confirmed by the end of May and applications are anticipated to be open in early June. Details on the program, as they become available, can be found on this web page

The Leesburg Town Council approved the Leesburg Business Infusion (LBI) grant fund. The focus of the Leesburg Business Infusion Grant Program is to provide those local businesses currently facing the greatest financial hardship due to the COVID-19 crisis with an economic boost. A total of $3,025,000.00, provided through the CARES Act, has been dedicated to the fund.

The LBI offers two funding tiers:

  • Businesses with 2019 annual gross revenue between $25,000 and $100,000 are eligible to apply for a $2,500 grant, with approximately 200 grants available.
  • Businesses with 2019 annual gross revenue between $100,001 and $1,000,000 are eligible to apply for a $5,000 grant, with approximately 505 grants available.

In order to be eligible, businesses must meet a number of criteria, including operating in the Town of Leesburg before March 1, 2020 and being in good standing on all tax payments and related business licenses. A full list can be found at

Grants may generally be used for working capital to support payroll expenses, rent, mortgage payments, utility expenses, or other similar expenses that occur in the ordinary course of business, but cannot be used to replace lost revenue.

Eligible businesses can submit an online application starting at 12:00AM on Wednesday, July 6, 2020 at The application portal will remain opened until 11:59 p.m. on July 13, 2020.

More information can be found on our web site:

Good news! The Small Business Relief Micro-Grant Program has been expanded to provide relief to more Prince William County Businesses. Applications for “Round 2” are now open and will run for ten days.

How is this round different? In addition to the businesses that were eligible for Round 1, if your organization:

  • is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization;
  • is home-based; or
  • employs between 1-50 employees,

you may now be considered for a grant and we encourage you to apply.

The Small Business Relief Micro-Grant Program provides financial grants of up to $10,000 to qualified Prince William County small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The grants will assist eligible businesses in maintaining operations and can be used for ongoing expenses such as payroll, rent and insurance. Grant recipients can also use funds to purchase e-commerce equipment or expand websites and online sales capabilities.

Applications may be submitted online. Or if you prefer, you can submit a paper application by email. We’re working on finalizing the paper version and will post updates on our website when it’s ready to go.

Please visit for more information on eligibility and the selection process. You’ll also find answers to frequently asked questions and contact info for staff who can help you through the application process.

If you need further translation services or need additional assistance in getting ready to complete the application, our Economic Development team is ready to assist. Please don’t hesitate to contact:

  • Clarice Grove at or 571-334-0242
  • Michele Weatherly at or 703-850-0140

Also, be sure to sign-up for email updates from PWC Economic Development.

We are here to help you!


Christina Winn
Executive Director
Prince William County Economic Development

Roanoke County Announces $1 Million Grant Program
for Small Businesses

The COVID-19 pandemic has severely and negatively impacted the region’s businesses–their employees, customers and owners. In response, Roanoke County and the Town of Vinton have established a $1,000,000 grant program to help our small businesses recover. Funded by the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (or CARES) Act, these one-time grants of up to $10,000 will help eligible businesses cover some of their operational costs, deep clean facilities, pivot to respond to new market conditions, and more. Grant amounts will be based on the number of employees a business had pre-COVID-19 and are subject to availability of funds and the number of applications received.
Applications will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis beginning Monday July 6, 2020. For more information, including eligibility requirements, and to download the application form, please go to


Grant DetailsGrant Application
101 N. 14th Street, 11th Floor Richmond, VA 23219
1(804) 786-6585