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

The purpose of this program is to assist Stafford County, Virginia, small businesses who have been adversely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Limited funds are available for this grant assistance program and only qualified applicants will receive funds. All applicants must submit certain financial information as provided below and all applications must be deemed complete before the EDA can fund any grant. Preference is to those firms that are making all efforts to remain open and keep as close to full employment as possible. The EDA may also request additional information before finalizing its review. All applicants must further certify that the information provided below and submitted with this application is true and accurate. Please note that EDA funds for this program are available to the extent the EDA has authorized funding to support this program and may extinguish the same at any time pursuant to its sole and absolute discretion.

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Once you have completed your application, please email it to Josh Summits at [email protected].
Application review will begin Monday, March 30, 2020. In addition to completeness, applicants will be awarded in order received. 

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The Governor declared a state of emergency on March 12, 2020, and the Commonwealth of Virginia has been officially listed and classified as an “eligible” area. We encourage Stafford County businesses interested to consider an application for financing through the SBA’s Coronavirus (COVID-19) Disaster Assistance Program to begin completing the application.The number assigned to the state of Virginia for the emergency declaration is VA-00087. General guidance on the SBA Disaster Loan process can be found here. For step-by-step instructions and additional information on applying to the SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan, click here.

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