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Southern Virginia COVID-19 Business Resources

Are you a for-profit entrepreneur, nonprofit organization, or small business owner looking for assistance during the COVID-19 crisis? The partners and resources listed below provide critical support, programs, and funding for those in need. We’re here to deliver support for starting, stabilizing, sustaining and growing your business.

GRANTS AND LOANS APPLICATION LINKS (29)

Rebuild VA!

Rebuild VA!

Author - Virginia Governor Office


Rebuild VA Grant Fund (Rebuild VA) has expanded its eligibility criteria to allow more small businesses and nonprofits to apply. Any small business or nonprofit with $10,000,000 or less in gross revenue OR 250 or fewer employees may now apply.

Paycheck Protection Program

Paycheck Protection Program

Author - SBA


An SBA loan that helps businesses keep their workforce employed during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.

SBA Disaster Assistance Loan

SBA Disaster Assistance Loan

Author - SBA


Find out how to apply for SBA Disaster loans

Virginia 30 Day Fund

Virginia 30 Day Fund

Author - Virginia 30 Day Fund


The nonprofit Virginia 30 Day Fund was launched by Virginia technology entrepreneur Pete Snyder and his wife, Burson. Working with other business leaders throughout the Commonwealth, the Fund’s goal is to help save as many Virginia jobs as possible while small businesses await recently approve...

Rapid Response Grant

Rapid Response Grant

Author - Virginia Career Works


The West Piedmont Workforce Development Board has been awarded a Rapid Response Grant for $29,585 from the Commonwealth of Virginia to assist small businesses (fewer than 250 employees per site) with certain costs related to the COVID-19 crisis that mitigates or minimizes potential job losses.

Virginia Career Works Rapid Response COVID-19 Business Support Initiative

Virginia Career Works Rapid Response COVID-19 Business Support Initiative

Author - Virginia Career Works


The South Central Workforce Development Board has been awarded a RapidResponse Grant for $27,363 from the Commonwealth of Virginia to assist small businesses(fewer than 250 employees per site) with certain costs related to the COVID-19 crisis thatmitigates or minimizes potential job losses.

COVID-19 Emergency Loan Information

COVID-19 Emergency Loan Information

Author - Southside Planning District Commission


The Lake Country Advanced Knowledge Center announces COVID-19 emergency loan program.

South Boston Virginia Small Business Emergency Loan Fund

South Boston Virginia Small Business Emergency Loan Fund

Author - Town of South Boston


The Town of South Boston and Destination Downtown South Boston have partnered to form a $250,000 loan pool to support small business needs during this time of economic uncertainty.

Small Business Emergency Relief Loan - City of Danville

Small Business Emergency Relief Loan - City of Danville

Author - City of Danville


In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Danville and Pittsylvania County have put together a running list of resources for regional businesses. The situation is very fluid, so this page will be update often as new information becomes available.

SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL)

SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL)

Author - SBA


Federal Disaster Loans for Businesses, Private Nonprofits, Homeowners, and Renters

Mecklenburg County Small Business Recovery

Mecklenburg County Small Business Recovery

Author - SPDC


The Small Business Recovery Assistance Fund will help businesses in Mecklenburg County

The Small Business Recovery Assistance Fund will help businesses in Mecklenburg County meet their long-term business goals by adjusting to COVID-19 demands. Establishing safe and clean re-opening procedures, in accordance with the Governor’s guidance, is necessary for the safety of customers and employees. It will allow businesses to regain and sustain operations, ideally helping them retain existing staff, fill vacant positions, create new jobs, and become more efficient and resilient.

Please review the following information - click here

LISC Small Business Relief Grants

LISC Small Business Relief Grants

Author - LISC


LISC’s COVID-19 grant programs have provided over 12,000 small businesses $215 million in grants during the COVID-19 pandemic.

LISC’s COVID-19 grant programs have provided over 12,000 small businesses $215 million in grants during the COVID-19 pandemic. This unprecedented effort, at both the national and local levels, to help buoy entrepreneurs who are vital to their communities and the economy as a whole has demanded we create new systems that center racial and economic equity at the heart of our investments.

MORE INFO HERE

Halifax County Small Business Recovery Assistance Fund

Halifax County Small Business Recovery Assistance Fund

Author - Downtown South Boston


The Small Business Recovery Assistance Fund will help businesses in Halifax County, including the Towns of South Boston, Halifax, Virgilina, and Scottsburg meet their long-term business goals by adjusting to COVID-19 demands.

The Small Business Recovery Assistance Fund will help businesses in Halifax County, including the Towns of South Boston, Halifax, Virgilina, and Scottsburg meet their long-term business goals by adjusting to COVID-19 demands. Establishing safe and clean re-opening procedures, in accordance with the Governor’s guidance, is necessary for the safety of customers and employees. It will allow businesses to regain and sustain operations, ideally helping them retain existing staff, fill vacant positions, create new jobs, and become more efficient and resilient.

Fill out the form below or click here to download and send it.

GO VA REGION 3 BRIDGE TO RECOVERY

GO VA REGION 3 BRIDGE TO RECOVERY

Author - Go Virginia


The Southern Virginia Regional Alliance (SVRA) and Virginia’s Growth Alliance (VGA) have joined forces with a number of other collaborative partners to create a Bridge to Recovery program to support the GO Virginia Region 3 service area as it recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Southern Virginia Regional Alliance (SVRA) and Virginia’s Growth Alliance (VGA) have joined forces with a number of other collaborative partners to create a Bridge to Recovery program to support the GO Virginia Region 3 service area as it recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic. Region 3 consists of the cities of Danville and Martinsville; and the counties of Amelia, Brunswick, Buckingham, Charlotte, Cumberland, Halifax, Henry, Lunenburg, Mecklenburg, Nottoway, Patrick, Pittsylvania, and Prince Edward.

GO Virginia State Board approved $925,000 for Bridge to Recovery to provide immediate and impactful support to businesses through the multiple recovery periods of the pandemic and bridge supply chain needs of companies with service providers. 

Bridge to Recovery will create a network that enables businesses who need specific professional services or products due to COVID-19, to connect with businesses in the Region 3 footprint who have those services and products. Those with the alliances hope to make it an efficient way for businesses to find what they need to re-open or grow during this unusual economic situation.

The following businesses are invited to apply as a prequalified supplier:

  • Suppliers of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Companies who provide PPE conversions (construction and building projects for COVID-19)
  • Service providers who help companies with COVID-19 issues (i.e. accounting, legal, human resources, deep cleans, etc.)

Utilizing companies on this prequalified supplier listing will allow businesses to receive a cost match payment to suppliers of up to $20,000.

Apply below to be on the list of prequalified suppliers or to apply for funding to support COVID-19 recovery work for your business.

Contact Lgreen@SVRA.org or Jeff@vagrowth.com for additional information. 

 Read the full Press Release

 Click Here to Apply for COVID-19 Assistance 

 

Brunswick County Small Business Recovery Assistance Fund

Brunswick County Small Business Recovery Assistance Fund

Author - Southside Planning District Commission


The Small Business Recovery Assistance Fund will help businesses in Brunswick County meet their long-term business goals by adjusting to COVID-19 demands.

The Small Business Recovery Assistance Fund will help businesses in Brunswick County meet their long-term business goals by adjusting to COVID-19 demands. Establishing safe and clean re-opening procedures, in accordance with the Governor’s guidance, is necessary for the safety of customers and employees. It will allow businesses to regain and sustain operations, ideally helping them retain existing staff, fill vacant positions, create new jobs, and become more efficient and resilient.

Please review the following information - click here

Refocus & Rebuild Webinar, Session 5 Employee & Diversity Planning, September 3, 2020,

Refocus & Rebuild Webinar, Session 5 Employee & Diversity Planning, September 3, 2020,

Author - Virginia Community Capital


Video Length: 54:20

Refocus & Rebuild, Session 4, August 27, 2020

Refocus & Rebuild, Session 4, August 27, 2020

Author - Virginia Community Capital


Video Length: 55:59

Refocus & Rebuild, Session 3 - Recovery Marketing/Reconnecting with Your Customers, August 20, 2020

Refocus & Rebuild, Session 3 - Recovery Marketing/Reconnecting with Your Customers, August 20, 2020

Author - Virginia Community Capital


Video Length: 50:56

Refocus & Rebuild, Session 2 - Credit and Cash Flow Management, August 13, 2020

Refocus & Rebuild, Session 2 - Credit and Cash Flow Management, August 13, 2020

Author - Virginia Community Capital


Video Length: 1:05:18

Refocus & Rebuild Session 1, August 6, 2020

Refocus & Rebuild Session 1, August 6, 2020

Author - Virginia Community Capital


Video length: 54:44

State Farm donates $35K to help local businesses through the Gauntlet competition

State Farm donates $35K to help local businesses through the Gauntlet competition

Author - Rachel Lucas, Channel 10 News


Estimated reading time: 2 minutes, 8 seconds.

LISC Small Business Relief Grant Application

LISC Small Business Relief Grant Application

Author - LISC


This application form captures preliminary information for a business seeking a Small Business Relief Grant. Before proceeding, LISC recommends that respondents read the online FAQ for more information about this round of the Small Business Relief Grant.

GrantSpace Searchable List of Grants

GrantSpace Searchable List of Grants

Author - GrantSpace


With an increase in hardships due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have started this list to point you to emergency financial resources.

SBA Express Bridge Loans

SBA Express Bridge Loans

Author - SBA


Enables small businesses who currently have a business relationship with an SBA Express Lender to access up to $25,000 quickly.

SBA Debt Relief

SBA Debt Relief

Author - SBA


The SBA is providing a financial reprieve to small businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Economic Injury Disaster Loan Emergency Advance

Economic Injury Disaster Loan Emergency Advance

Author - SBA


This loan advance will provide up to $10,000 of economic relief to businesses that are currently experiencing temporary difficulties.

Small Business Emergency Loan Program

Small Business Emergency Loan Program

Author - City of Danville


The purpose of the Small Business Emergency Loan Program is to provide financial relief to small businesses that are seeing a downturn in sales activity due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Small Business Rent Relief Grant

Small Business Rent Relief Grant

Author - City of Danville


This grant was developed to alleviate the stress of paying monthly rent and allowing owners the ability to focus on continuing daily operations.

Marketing and eCommerce Matching Grant

Marketing and eCommerce Matching Grant

Author - City of Danville


The Marketing & eCommerce Matching Grant was developed to assist businesses with additional marketing support during this trying time and can be used towards paid marketing efforts and eCommerce upgrades

First Step Resources (7)


Tags : Community Support

The River District Association (RDA), formerly Downtown Danville Association, was formed in 1999 to coordinate efforts to revitalize the downtown Danville community, now called the River District. ...

Halifax County Chamber of Commerce COVID-19 Resources

Halifax County Chamber of Commerce COVID-19 Resources

Click here for website

434. 572.3085

info@halifaxchamber.net


Tags : Community Support

The Halifax County Chamber of Commerce and our partners are working hard to do all we can to help all businesses cope with the ongoing Coronavirus/COVID-19 crisis. Below you will find a wide array ...

Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance Coronavirus Hub

Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance Coronavirus Hub

Click here for website

434-845-5966

info@lynchburgregion.org


Tags : Community Support

Lynchburg region - We are in this together and will get through this together. Please take advantage of the resources compiled below and reach out to us about how we can help you and your business ...

Martinsville COVID-19 Updates and Resources

Martinsville COVID-19 Updates and Resources

Click here for website

276.403.5940


Tags : Community Support

A running list of resources and updates to support our community during this crisis.

Pittsylvania County Small Business Assistance Grants

Pittsylvania County Small Business Assistance Grants

Click here for website

434-432-1770

Susan.McCulloch@pittgov.org


Tags : Community Support, Funding, Development, & Capital

Available on a reimbursable basis, these funds can be used to cover relevant costs that have been incurred since the beginning of the pandemic as well as future costs. While companies from any indu...

Southern Virginia Regional Alliance COVID-19 Business Resources

Southern Virginia Regional Alliance COVID-19 Business Resources

Click here for website

434-766-6707

lgreen@svra.org


Tags : Community Support

Economic Developers within the Southern Virginia Regional Alliance quickly moved to form a COVID-19 Emergency Task Force to monitor COVID-19 and collect information on economic resources for Southe...

Virginia Gateway Region COVID-19 Resources

Virginia Gateway Region COVID-19 Resources

Click here for website

(804) 732-8971

info@gatewayregion.com


Tags : Community Support

Gateway Region – We are in this together and will get through this together. Please take advantage of the resources compiled below and reach out to us about how we can help you and your business in...

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