Hanover County Rolls Out Small Business Resiliency Grant Program
With unanimous approval by the Board of Supervisors and the Hanover County Economic Development Authority, the Department of Economic Development is launching the Small Business Resiliency Grant program to support small businesses negatively affected by interruptions and mandated business closures due to COVID-19. The Hanover County Small Business Resiliency Grant, leveraging $300,000 of federal funding under the CARES Act, offers up to $5,000 in recovery funding for businesses with 50 or fewer employees.
“We have made it a priority to facilitate distribution of the grant funds as quickly as possible,” said Linwood Thomas, director of the Hanover County Office of Economic Development. “We’re pleased to offer these grants to assist Hanover County businesses as they recover from closures and adapt to operating within the new safety guidelines issued by the Governor of Virginia.”
The application period opens July 17, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. and will close July 27, 2020 at 11:59 pm. 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.
Grant guidelines and the application process for the program are available at www.hanovervirginia.com. The grant application will become available on July 17, 2020 at noon, 12:00 p.m. Approved items must have been purchased and paid-in-full between March 1, 2020 and June 30, 2020. All reimbursement requests must be made no later than July 27, 2020.
Questions can be directed to Jessica Hartness, Existing Business & Project Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (804) 365-6464.