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Chesterfield has to hand out millions of COVID relief dollars by the end of the year

Posted at 7:18 AM, Nov 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-18 07:18:22-05

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va.-- Chesterfield County has launched round three of its Back in Business Grant program.

In March, officials with the county's Economic Development Group launched the program to help small businesses during the pandemic.

Out of the $5 million in Cares Act Funding set aside for the program, there is still $3 million in grant funding available.

"Cares Act funds have to be spent and disbursed by the end of the year, by December 31st," Karen Aylward, Deputy Dir. of Chesterfield County Economic Development, said. "So we are really working hard to get the word out and encourage every business to apply."

Officials have opened up the program so more businesses to apply.

Non-profits and businesses that have made $6 million in revue are now eligible.

Also, applicants who did apply in round one and two, but did not receive any funds from the grant program, can apply for round three.

"When we're looking at these applications, we're not looking to turn them down. We're looking at how can we get what we need from them to offer them support."

Applicants will have to fill out one form to show proof of your business being negatively impacted during this time.

Applications close on Friday at 5 p.m.

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