COVID-19 Business Resources
As the COVID-19 virus is present, the Economic Development department will continue to provide support and resources to our local businesses. Please find links below to relevant information.
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Re-Opening Businesses Guidance
Trusted Resources for County Businesses:
Federal Government: https://www.usa.gov/ for access to Government Benefits Grants and Loans, Taxes, travel and immigration, jobs and unemployment, Small Businesses plus many other topics of interest.
Commonwealth of Virginia: https://www.virginia.gov/ for information on how Governor Northam and the state are responding to the current environment and providing information for businesses.
Powhatan County: Visit the County’s website for updates to help monitor the quickly changing environment
Virginia Department of Health:
Virginia Employment Commission:
Capital Region Workforce Board Grant:
Grant to assist small businesses (fewer than 250 employees at a site) with certain costs related to the COVID 19 crisis that might help them meet certain needs and/or divert expenses in other areas as a form of assistance. Examples of uses include paying 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. (Note that “equipment” with a per unit value over $5,000 is not allowed; nor are wage reimbursements for employees). Another condition is that these funds are only available on a reimbursement basis, meaning the business must first incur the cost and present proof of payment to get reimbursed. Reimbursement is available for allowable costs incurred March 1, 2020 – August 31. 2020.
U.S. Small Business Administration:
U.S. Chamber of Commerce:
U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation:
U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship:
U.S. House Representative Abigail Spanberger: Coronavirus Pandemic- Small Business Guidance and Resources
FACEBOOK for Business:
Google for Small Business: Resources to help your small business manage through uncertainty
Richmond Region Tourism: