In response to these challenging times in our community, Greensville County is happy to offer the Small Business COVID-19 CARES ACT Grant to small businesses located in the County. Funds must be used to cover rent that was not paid, and for expenses needed to make the business a safe environment in the future because of COVID-19. Payroll expenses nor unrealized revenue is not covered by this grant.

Please review the guidelines and submit a complete application to: nslate@greensvillecountyva.gov with the subject line “COVID-19 Cares Act Grant”

Applications will be processed as received until funding is completely used. Eligibility Guidelines

*  Any applicant must have been in business prior to Jan. 1, 2020.

* All County businesses with 25 employees or less are eligible.

* Businesses must have on record a Business License with Greensville County.

*  Business must not be a national company or franchise of a national company.

*  Businesses must demonstrate on the application how their business has been adversely impacted by the COVID-19 crisis.

*  If approved, grant funds will be distributed to the business for qualifying business costs that occur between March 17, 2020 through December 30, 2020.

*  Grants will be awarded based on timely and complete applications. Applications will be tracked and awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis until funds run out.

*  There must exist evidence that the intention is to reestablish and remain as an operating business.

*  Grant amounts vary by size of business, based on number of employed (documented by payroll statements and federal employment records).

Businesses with 1-5 employees $5,000 maximum award Businesses with 6-25 employees $7,500 maximum award Applications are available to download at www.greensvillecountyva.gov