E-Commerce Grant

What is it?

Having a positive, customer-focused online presence is an important part of running a successful business, and we’re here to help you achieve that. If you need to build a new business website or streamline and add online payments/ shopping to your existing site, this grant is for you!

We are offering matching grants on a first-come, first-served basis, so apply today.

The grants are for design work only. Annual Maintenance or Service Fees (i.e. Internet Service Provider, Priority Listing, SEO, Domain Name, or Website Hosting Fees) are not eligible for grant funds.

How much is it?

Grants are 50% of total project costs, up to $500 per business. Minority and women owned businesses (SWAM Certification required) may receive a matching grant up to $1,000.

Who is eligible?

  • Your business must have a current York County Business License.
  • Your website must not contain illegal or adult material.
  • You must establish a new website where none previously existed for your business, or your existing website must be revamped or enhanced to accept online payments and/or to offer online shopping (catalog or cart).

How does it work?


  1. Contact at least two website providers to get a minimum of two quotes for the work you want done.
  2. Complete, sign, and submit the grant application (including both quotes, a copy of your current business license, SWAM certificate if applicable, and indication of which provider you chose) via email, fax, mail, or in person (contact information below).
  3. We will notify you to acknowledge that we received your application.
  4. Applications will be reviewed on a monthly basis by the York County Economic Development Authority.
  5. We will send you a letter or email to inform you of the decision. If approved, this letter or email is the authority for you to begin work.
  6. Website provider completes the project as quoted.
  7. You pay the website provider in full and submit paid receipts and/or copy of returned checks to the York County Office of Economic Development .
  8. We will verify completion of the project as quoted and provide your grant payment.

Where do I submit my application?

Submit application via:
  • Email: econdev@yorkcounty.gov
  • Fax: 757-890-6670
  • Mail:
    York County Economic Development
    P.O. Box 612
    Yorktown, VA 23690
  • In person:
    York County Economic Development
    224 Ballard St.
    Yorktown, VA 23690
The York County E-Commerce Grant Program is a partnership of the York County Economic Development Authority and Office of Economic Development.