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The Department of Economic Development is excited to announce two new programs designed to help Prince William County businesses adapt to the challenges caused by COVID-19 pandemic.
We recognize that it has not only been difficult, but costly for our business community to implement the new standards for public health and safety in order to operate a business today. Prince William County has developed these grant programs to invest in our economy and assist in making our businesses more resilient to acclimate to changing business environment.
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On Monday, August 10, we will begin accepting applications for the Capital Investment and Innovation Grant and the Construction and Renovation Permit Rebate programs. You can read more about the two programs below or by visiting www.princewilliamcounty.biz.
Sign up to receive a notification when the application opens. If you have any questions about the program, feel free to contact:
CAPITAL INVESTMENT AND INNOVATION GRANT
Grants of up to $200,000 are available for businesses and building owners that make physical improvements or innovate a business model to continue to serve customers and employees during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Awardees will be reimbursed up to 50% of costs of physical improvements, including any soft costs such as design and consulting services. Grants may be awarded retroactively to any improvements made since April 1, 2020. Work must be completed by December 1, 2020.
Examples of investments and innovation:
CONSTRUCTION AND RENOVATION PERMIT REBATE
Rebates of up to $2,000 for permitting fees for any upfit renovations and new construction projects.
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 PrinceWilliamCounty.biz 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 571-334-0242
- Michele Weatherly at email@example.com or 703-850-0140
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