$5M in grants available to minority business owners in Central Virginia

Posted at 11:36 PM, Aug 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-28 00:23:26-04

RICHMOND, Va. -- Thursday marks the start of the "We Care RVA Rebuild Project" aimed at helping small, women and minority-owned businesses in Central Virginia during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Altria and several other companies are partnering with four different non-profits - including the Metropolitan Business League, Local Initatives Support Corporation, Virginia Community Capital, and BLKRVA.

Back in June, the company pledged a $5 million investment to provide grants to businesses.

On Thursday, they handed over $675,000 dollars of the investment.

Applications for the grants open in September.

Click here to learn how to apply.