Business Resources
We understand that you're facing great uncertainty right now. We are closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation and working to compile several resources that can help you, our local business owners and operators, navigate through this challenging time.

2_IncentivesPhase Two - COVID-19 Small Business Grant

Applications accepted starting July 1st

York County, in partnership with the cities of Williamsburg and Poquoson, is launching Phase 2 of the COVID-19 Small Business Grant Program to reimburse small businesses for rent or mortgage expenses during the coronavirus pandemic. 

This new iteration of the grant offers up to $15,000 for businesses in the three participating localities who had 20 or fewer full-time-equivalent employees at some point during the pandemic. The program is funded by a Community Development Block Grant through the Virginia Department of Housing & Community Development, which York County and the cities of Williamsburg and Poquoson secured for a second year.

Visit Grant webpage | Read the Press Release | View the Application

Vaccinate Virginia
The Virginia Department of Health launched a centralized COVID-19 vaccine website that allows Virginians to easily sign-up and check pre-registration status. 

2_IncentivesShutter Venue Operators Grant (SVOG)

The program was established by the Economic Aid to Hard-Hit Small Businesses, Nonprofits, and Venues Act, and amended by the American Rescue Plan Act. The program includes over $16 billion in grants to shuttered venues, to be administered by SBA’s Office of Disaster Assistance. Eligible applicants may qualify for grants equal to 45% of their gross earned revenue, with the maximum amount available for a single grant award of $10 million. $2 billion is reserved for eligible applications with up to 50 full-time employees.


Dominion EnergyShare Program 

Virginia Chamber of Commerce Dominion Energy ShareDominion Energy is partnering with the Virginia Chamber of Commerce Foundation to temporarily expand its EnergyShare program to assist those small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The non-profit Virginia 30 Day Fund provides forgivable loans for Virginia-based small businesses. The forgivable loan is intended to provide immediate financial assistance (within maximum three days) to meet payroll, preserve healthcare coverage for employees and save jobs while they await recently approved federal funding.


DOLI Final Standard For Infectious Disease Prevention

The Standard became effective 01/27/2021 and the Training requirements effective 3/26/2021

2_Choose York County Business-Related Disaster Relief Resources

  1. Business Tools
  2. Virginia Resources
  3. National Resources

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