Hanover launches COVID-19 relief program for small businesses

Posted at 2:44 PM, Jul 06, 2020

HANOVER COUNTY, Va. -- The Hanover County Economic Development Authority and the Board of Supervisors launched the Small Business Resiliency Grant to provide relief to small businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The program, leveraging $300,000 of federal funding under the CARES Act, offers up to $5,000 in recovery funding for businesses with 50 or fewer employees.

“We have made it a priority to facilitate distribution of the grant funds as quickly as possible,” said Linwood Thomas, director of the Hanover County Office of Economic Development. “We’re pleased to offer these grants to assist Hanover County businesses as they recover from closures and adapt to operating within the new safety guidelines issued by the Governor of Virginia.”

The application opens July 17, 2020 at noon and will close July 27, 2020 at 11:59 p.m.

To be eligible businesses must show they were operational pre-COVID-19 and are suffering negative impacts due to coronavirus closures.

Guidelines for the grant and the application are available here.