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COVID-19 Business Resources

Below is a compilation of resources and public announcements to aid our business community as they face the challenges related to the Covid-19 pandemic.  This information is continually changing so please note that some might already be outdated.  Check back frequently for updates.

3.24.21  Guide for getting a DUNS number and registering for SAM.  

3.22.21  SBDC/SBA webinar on how to prepare for the Restaurant Revitalization Fund coming this April.  

2.24.21  Governor Northam announces 3rd Amendment to Executive Order 72.

2.23.21  FEDEX Small Business Grant Contest (deadline March 9) and Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) Small Business Growth & Recovery Fund Grant (deadline March 19)

2.9.21  There's still financial help out there.  Click on each to learn more:  PPP still open; VRLTA & Door Dash grants; VA 30-Day Fund forgivable loans OR contact CVSBDC.

12.10.20 Governor Northam announces NEW Statewide COVID-19 Measures - Executive Order 72 can be found here.

11.13.20 NEW Statewide COVID-19 Measures - Executive Order 67 has been amended and can be found here.

9.21.20 Rebuild! VA Small Business Grant Program. Eligibility criteria expanded to include businesses that received federal CARES Act funds and supply chain partners affected by closures.

7.30.20 Cares II Grant.  "As a result of the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, Virginia has received federal funding for a second round of incentive grants to help you remain open to provide care for children in response to the COVID-19 pandemic."  Apply by August 19, 2020 5:00 pm

7.27.20 Rebuild! VA Small Business Grant Program"The Rebuild VA Grant Fund is a program to help small businesses and non-profits whose normal operations were disrupted by COVID-19, including restaurants, brick and mortar retail, exercise and fitness facilities, personal care and personal grooming services, entertainment and public amusement establishments, and campgrounds."

7.27.20 Small Business Grants available through LISC.  Round 5 applications are now being accepted.  Apply by August 3, 2020 11:59 pm.  Find more information and a link to the application HERE.

7.27.20 Greene County CARES Act Business Grant press release.  Contact CIC for more information and where you can find the FORM to express your interest in applying.

6.24.20  Phase 3 Guidelines to begin July 1.

6.15.20 Small Business Grants available through Lowe's-LISC partnership.  Apply by June 17, 2020 11:59 pm.  Find more information and a link to the application HERE.

6.11.20 Small Business Grants available through Truist-LISC partnership. Apply by June 17, 2020 11:59 pm. Find more information and a link to the application HERE

6.2.20  Governor Northam announces Phase 2 Guidelines.

5.11.20  Virginia Forward, Phase 1 Business Sector Guidlines pdf.  Details specific guidelines for different business sectors including Restaurant & Beverage Services (includes Food Trucks), Farmers Markets, Brick & Mortar Retail, Fitness & Exercise Facilities, Personal Care & Personal Grooming Services, Campgrounds & Overnight Summer Camps, and Religious Services

5.11.20  Virginia SBDC Recovery Resource Center website.  

5.9.20  Governor Northam Press Release PHASE 1 GUIDELINES

5.5.20  FREE help for small businesses.  Deadline to apply 5/8/20.  More information HERE.  Apply HERE.  Flyer HERE.

4.22.20  NEW funding for PPL ($310 billion with $60 billion slated for small lenders and community based financial institutions) and EIDL ($10 billion) approved by the Senate on 4.21.20 and expected to a be passed by the House on Thursday.

4.20.20 Save Small Business Fund https://savesmallbusiness.com/

  • The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation will begin accepting online applications for $5,000 grants today at 3:00 pm.
  • They are available for small businesses with 3-20 employees in economically vulnerable communities. 

4.13.20 NEW "Up and Running" eBay accelerator program to help retailers transition to selling online

4.9.20  Webinar:  COVID-19: What It Means For Employers and Employees; advance registration required

4.6.20  Virginia 30 Day Fund (Virginia Loans for Virginia's Small Businesses)

4.1.20  Paycheck Protection Progam (PPP) OVERVIEW and APPLICATION

3.31.20 SBA's Small Business Guide to the CARES Act

3.30.20 VIDEO Guide for completing CARES Act application

3.30.20 SUMMARY of CARES Act

3.30.20 EIDL - $10,000 Grants for All Small Businesses

3.30.20 Governor Northam Statewide Stay at Home Order

3.27.20 Truist Bank Small Business Grant

3.26.20 Updated Phone List for Greene Restaurants & Beverages

3.26.20 Covid-19 Economic Relief Legislation

3.26.20 Covid-19 Household Relief Funds

3.24.20 Covid-19 Podcast - E27:  Community Awareness Podcast - How to File Unemployment Insurance

3.23.20 Governor Northam Press Release

3.23.20 SBA Disaster Loans Webinar

3.23.20 Performance Signs offers FREE banners/signs

3.20.20 Phone List of Greene County Restaurants

3.19.20 SBA EIDL Fact Sheet

3.19.20 SBA Disaster Declaration Phone Numbers

3.19.20 SBA Disaster Declaration News Release

3.19.20 SBA Disaster Declaration News Release - Spanish (La SBA ofrece asistencia en caso de desastre)

3.18.20 SBA Power Point - Basic Info on Disaster Relief Loan

3.18.20 Restaurant Changes in Greene

3.14.20 Declaration of Local Emergency


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