Money available to help small Richmond businesses, non-profits

Posted at 2:12 PM, Aug 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-26 14:18:57-04

RICHMOND, Va. -- Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney announced the Richmond Recovers Grant Program for small businesses and non-profit organizations, during a Wednesday afternoon press conference.

“Richmond’s small businesses and non-profit organizations have proven resilient through the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic,” Mayor Stoney said. “They have worked relentlessly to safely keep their doors open and serve customers and clients. The Richmond Recovers grants will provide much needed and deserved financial relief.”

Funded with $3 million from the City’s CARES Act appropriation, Richmond's Economic Development Authority will dole out $10,000 - $15,000 grants to organizations and businesses in need.

That money can be used on things like employee wages, benefits; rent and utilities, and working capital.

Applications can be submitted online throughout the month of September.

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