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Washington County Virginia Small Business Relief Fund

APPLICATION DEADLINE: October 30th, 2020 at 5:00pm est.

The Washington County Board of Supervisors is pleased to report that the County has received a grant awarded through the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which allows us to distribute funds to small businesses to help them recover from losses and new expenses resulting from COVID-19. Existing businesses located in Washington County, Virginia, (including the Towns located in the County) that have been severely impacted by the COVID-19 Crisis and that meet other criteria as provided in the application packet are eligible to apply. Grants will be awarded in amounts ranging from $1,000 to $20,000, depending upon the number of applications filed and the nature of loss and need described in each application.

Please submit completed applications to grants@washcova.com 
or
Mail/Hand deliver to:
Washington County Virginia Small Business Relief Fund
c/o Washington County Administrative Division
1 Government Center Place, Suite A
Abingdon, Virginia 24210

Eligibility criteria:

  • Have been established since at least March 1, 2020, as a business located in Washington County, Virginia (including the towns located in the county)
  • Have no more than 30 employees
  • Have an active business license if required by the town in which the business is located (This requirement does not apply to business applicants that are not located in a town.)
  • Be current with payment of all local taxes associated with the business and the property on which it is located, including County taxes and, if applicable, Town taxes
  • File a complete application by the announced due date

Ineligible categories include, without limitation, the following:

  • Individuals
  • Non-profit organizations
  • Sponsorship for conferences, golf tournaments, or other events
  • Construction for buildings or remodeling projects unless such construction or remodeling is specifically related to prevention of spread of COVID-19
  • ¬†Capital funding campaigns
  • Tax payments
  • Damages covered by insurance or reimbursed by any other program or grant
The above-criteria apply to the first round of grant awards. Subsequent rounds may expand eligibility criteria to include more businesses. If the criteria exclude your business, please provide your feedback to grants@washcova.com to explain how the above-listed criteria exclude your small business, and explain how the criteria could be amended to include your small business and others that are comparable while still limiting the use of funds to small businesses.
If your business is awarded a grant, the funds must be used before December 31, 2020.