Stafford’s Small Business Coronavirus (COVID-19) Disaster Assistance Grant Fund

As of April 27, 2020 at 12:00pm, we have received over 92 applications or questions for Round 2 Stafford Small Business Coronavirus Disaster Assistance Grant Fund. Many applications were reviewed last week and we are sending out notices this week. We will review the balance of applications this week. Due to limited resources and demand, we are closing applications.


Stafford EDA COVID-19 Micro Loan Fund

Grant funds (above) are limited. The EDA is offering a new COVID-19 Micro Loan Fund available to all Small Stafford Businesses:


Links to assistance for businesses during the Coronavirus situation

SBA's Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) and Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)

SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) and Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans are two funding options for small businesses impacted by Coronavirus. Click here for SBA’s helpful graphic on PPP vs. EIDL Programs.

Virginia Career Works

Virginia Career Works – Bay Consortium Region Rapid Response COVID-19 Business Support Initiative

  • Employer Application and Agreement >>
  • Eligible businesses may secure funding, as example, for cleaning services so companies can stay open, paying for cleaning supplies, or purchasing items that can assist employees in teleworking. Other COVID19 related items can be considered on a case-by-case.
Virginia Department of Health

Updates from Virginia Department of Health (VDH) >>

VDH provides new information and resources for businesses in regards to the Governor’s Emergency Order EO61 to include a toolkit, guidance on employee health, cleaning and disinfection, as well critical infrastructure resources. Click here for details >>

Finanical Recovery Webinar

On April 7th, the Cyber Bytes Foundation (CBF) hosted the Stafford Small Business COVID-19 Financial Recovery Response Plan WebinarA copy of the presentation can be found here >>

Google’s Investment for Small and Midsize Businesses

Google announced $340 million in ad credits to small and midsize businesses with active Google ad accounts as part of an $800 million Coronavirus response package. Click here for details >>

Facebook Small Business Grants Program

Facebook announced $100 million program for small businesses impacted by Coronavirus. Click here for details >>

Verizon Small Business Recover Fund

Verizon announced $2.5 million investment for small business impacted by Coronavirus. Businesses can apply for up to $10,000. Click here for details >>

Intuit QuickBooks’s Small Business Relief Initiative

Intuit QuickBooks announced an initiative with up to $1 million through a fund and employee-directed contributions to support small businesses across the country. Click here for details >>

Intuit Launches New Innovations to Help Consumers and Small Businesses with U.S. Government Aid and Relief Programs

Intuit launched a new AI-driven platform to help consumers and small businesses navigate U.S. government aid and relief programs; including a calculation estimate on how much aid small businesses are eligible to receive, and how much relief will likely be forgiven. Click here for details >>

Virginia 30 Day Fund

Launched by Virginia technology entrepreneur Pete Snyder and his wife, Burson, and other Commonwealth business leaders, this initiative goal is to retain Virginia jobs while small businesses wait for federal funding. Click here for details >>

Hello Alice COVID-19 Business for All Emergency Grant

Hello Alice is offering $10,000 grants distributed immediately to small business owners impacted by the Coronavirus. In addition to funding, grant recipients will receive ongoing support from the Hello Alice community. Click here for details >>

Free Lance-Star Local Marketing Grant

Free Lance Star Local Marketing Grant program, available to locally owned and operated businesses impacted by the COVID-19 virus, providing matching advertising grants for use in The Free Lance–Star print and digital publications and services. Click here for details >>

Booz Allen Hamilton Foundation

Booz Allen Hamilton Foundation launches $1M fund for COVID-19 innovation projects. Funding is available for nonprofits, small businesses and individuals with ideas to solve COVID-19-related social problems. The Foundation is accepting grant applications through June 5. Click here for details >>

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