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Petersburg opens applications for 2nd round of COVID Relief Grants

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Posted at 11:25 AM, Oct 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-29 11:25:34-04

PETERSBURG, Va. -- As we continue to navigate through the pandemic, some cities and towns are giving small business owners another chance at getting the help they need.

On October 20, Petersburg began accepting applications for a second round of COVID-19 Relief.

Officials say for the second round, the minimum amount recipients would receive is $1500.

"All businesses are suffering, they're hurting at this time. And we want to assist them in every way that we possibly could," said Councilman Darrin Hill. "We've had some businesses close down in the City of Petersburg, and we don't want that."

Applications are open to all small businesses including previous recipients from the first round and those who were unable to receive funds.

In order to apply:

  • Must be based in Petersburg
  • Have a business license
  • Have 30 or less full time employees
  • Make a minimum Gross Revenue of $25,000

Applications are open until October 30 at 5 p.m. A committee made up of citizens will review applications to determine how much money is given to each recipient.

For more information, click here.

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