Posted: September 1, 2020 | 10:00 a.m.
PRINCE GEORGE, VA – At the direction of the Board of Supervisors, Prince George County, in partnership with the Prince George Industrial Development Authority, has launched the “Prince George CARES Small Business Grant” program to support small businesses negatively affected by COVID-19. At this time, twenty-three (23) County businesses have been approved for funding amounting to $70,856.06. We encourage all eligible County small business to review the information and consider an application. Any Federal funds not expended by the County before December 30, 2020 must be returned.
The $3,500 maximum grant is designed to provide immediate relief to a small business through the COVID-19 pandemic and assist for reopening under the guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Commonwealth of Virginia.
The County Board of Supervisors allocated $1.7 million dollars, dedicated for the grant program, from the Governor’s Office of the Commonwealth of Virginia through the Federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Coronavirus Relief Funds.
Applicants will be required to demonstrate that they are eligible per federal requirements, that they were operational pre-COVID-19, and that they are suffering negative business impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic.
The online application process has begun and ends Wednesday, September 30 at 5 pm or until the available funding is fully distributed. Funding is on a first come, first serve basis. Details on the program and the online application can be found on the Prince George County website through the COVID-19 Business Assistance Page. Link for program: https://www.princegeorgecountyva.gov/business/cares_grant.ph