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APPLICATION WINDOW EXTENDED; REVISED PROGRAM GUIDELINES ARE AVAILABLE

CARES ACT COVID-19 RECOVERY GRANTS

Stafford County remains focused on providing support to our businesses as we continue to recover from the Coronavirus pandemic. As part of that continued support, the Stafford County Economic Development Authority (EDA) is extending the application window, along with revised program guidelines for the Stay, Sleep, and Safe in Stafford Business Grant(s). Business which received a grant award during the first CARES Act COVID-19 Recovery Grant application window are not eligible to reapply.   These grant programs are funded using $2.357M in federal CARES Act funds provided to the County of Stafford and will be administered by the Stafford County EDA. Our Economic Development & Tourism team will continue business outreach efforts, but please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions. For continuous, up-to-date information regarding additional business assistance programs and resources, please continue to check back regularly on this website for updates

STAY
IN STAFFORD
BUSINESS GRANT

UP TO $10,000

SLEEP
IN STAFFORD
BUSINESS GRANT

UP TO $30,000

SAFE
IN STAFFORD
BUSINESS GRANT

UP TO $5,000

Stafford’s CARES Act Funds

Stafford County remains focused on providing support to our businesses as we continue to recover from the Coronavirus pandemic. As part of that continued support, the Stafford County Economic Development Authority (EDA)  launched three small business assistance grants: Stay, Sleep, and Safe in Stafford Business Grant(s). These grant programs are funded using $2.357M in federal CARES Act funds provided to the County of Stafford and will be administered by the Stafford County EDA.

 

Stafford’s Small Business Coronavirus (COVID-19) Disaster Assistance Grant Fund

During April through May 2020, the Economic Development Authority (EDA) granted a total of $457,000 to over 100 businesses in Stafford County for Round 1 and 2 of the COVID-19 Disaster Assistance Grant Fund. Round 1 and 2 are officially closed and no longer accepting applications. 

 

Stafford EDA COVID-19 Micro Loan Fund

The EDA is offering a  COVID-19 Micro Loan Fund available to all Small Stafford Businesses:

 

Links to assistance for businesses during the Coronavirus situation

Families First Coronia Virus Relief Act
  • Under Families First Coronavirus Relief Act (FFCRA) certain employers may be required to pay sick or family leave wages to employees who are unable to work or telework due to certain circumstances related to COVID-19. Employers are entitled to a refundable tax credit for the required leave paid, up to specified limits.
SBA's Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL)

U.S. SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL)  is an option for small businesses impacted by Coronavirus. Click here for SBA’s helpful graphic on Programs.

Virginia Career Works

Virginia Career Works – Bay Consortium Region Rapid Response COVID-19 Business Support Initiative.

Virginia Career Works-Bay Consortium offers an integrated and comprehensive range of services consisting of workforce development activities benefiting job seekers—adults, dislocated workers, youth, incumbent workers, new entrants to the workforce, veterans, individuals with disabilities—and employers.

 

Virginia Employment Commission

Whether you’re an employer or an employee, the Virginia Employment Commission provides information and resources on unemployment insurance, job searching and the labor market.

Virginia Department of Health

Updates from Virginia Department of Health (VDH) >>

VDH provides new information and resources for businesses in regards to the Governor’s Emergency Order EO61 to include a toolkit, guidance on employee health, cleaning and disinfection, as well critical infrastructure resources. Click here for details >>

Cyber Bytes Foundation

On April 7th, the Cyber Bytes Foundation (CBF) hosted the Stafford Small Business COVID-19 Financial Recovery Response Plan WebinarA copy of the presentation can be found here >>

Intuit QuickBooks’s Small Business Relief Initiative

Intuit has committed to helping small businesses succeed, no matter what. If you’re struggling, you may be able to apply for Paycheck Protection Program funds and prepare for loan forgiveness within QuickBooks Capital. Click here for details >>

Intuit Launches New Innovations to Help Consumers and Small Businesses with U.S. Government Aid and Relief Programs

Intuit launched a new AI-driven platform to help consumers and small businesses navigate U.S. government aid and relief programs; including a calculation estimate on how much aid small businesses are eligible to receive, and how much relief will likely be forgiven. Click here for details >>

Virginia 30 Day Fund

Launched by Virginia technology entrepreneur Pete Snyder and his wife, Burson, and other Commonwealth business leaders, this initiative goal is to retain Virginia jobs while small businesses wait for federal funding. Click here for details >>

Hello Alice COVID-19 Business for All Emergency Grant

Hello Alice is offering $10,000 grants distributed immediately to small business owners impacted by the Coronavirus. In addition to funding, grant recipients will receive ongoing support from the Hello Alice community. Click here for details >>