Prince George County Launches CARES Act Program
For Immediate Release
July 14, 2020
For further information contact:
Percy C. Ashcraft – (804) 722-8600
Prince George County launches
Prince George CARES Small Business Grant Program
PRINCE GEORGE, VA - At the direction of the Board of Supervisors, Prince George County, in partnership with the Prince George Industrial Development Authority, is launching the “Prince George CARES Small Business Grant” program to support small businesses negatively affected by COVID-19.
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 starts on Wednesday, July 15th at 2 pm 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.php