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Richmond extends deadline for $15,000 small businesses grants

Posted at 12:34 PM, Dec 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-14 12:40:54-05

RICHMOND, Va. -- Small business owners in the City of Richmond now have two more days to apply for a grant to provide much needed financial relief during the pandemic.

The city announced Monday that the deadline for the Richmond Recovers II Grant Program has been extended from Wednesday, December 14 to 11:59 p.m. on Friday, December 18.

Funded with $2 million from the City’s CARES Act appropriation, Richmond's Economic Development Authority will dole out $15,000 grants to businesses and organizations in need.

The city also updated the grant guidelines to clarify that small businesses other than restaurants, retail, and beverage production are eligible to receive grant funds.

That money can be used on things like employee wages, cost of benefits, rent and utilities, PPE and cleaning supplies, and working capital.

Officials say the city has allocated over $6.3 million to support businesses during the pandemic.

Full program guidelines and eligibility requirements can be found here

Applications can be submitted online.

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