BLAND COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY ANNOUNCE SMALL BUSINESS COVID-19 GRANT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
The novel Coronavirus, widely referred to as COVID-19, has impacted small businesses across the United States, Virginia, as well as locally in Bland County. Small businesses have endured extensively due to COVID-19 and endeavors are needed to aid them as they remain open to serve the public. In an effort to provide that assistance, the Bland County Board of Supervisors has allocated $150,000 in funds it received from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) to the Bland County Economic Development Authority (EDA) to create a small business Disaster Recovery Grant Program.
For the purposes of this grant program, small business is defined as a business with 50 or less full and part-time employees. If awarded, the Disaster Recovery Grant Program will provide the applicant $1,000-$5,000 cash grant depending on their level of need, impact of COVID-19 on their business, and the availability of funds. The goal of this program is to provide financial assistance to small businesses as they make operational and facility modifications to remain open and provide services to the public during COVID-19.
Applications are to be submitted to:
Via the mail to Bland County Economic Development Authority P.O. Box 125 Bland, VA 24315
Or electronically to email@example.com