Recovery Assistance Grant available to businesses in Wythe County

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WYTHE COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) – Wythe County joins the list of localities offering grants to small businesses still recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Open for Business Recovery Assistance Grant has been developed to support locally-owned small businesses that have experienced a negative economic impact due to COVID-19.

There is over $1.1 million in assistance available with this grant with $800,000 coming from the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development and $300,000 coming from Wythe County and the Town of Rural Retreat.

Small businesses in Wythe County have these funds available to use to recoup costs from restrictions and market conditions from COVID-19 as well as rent and mortgage assistance and other similar expenses.

Wythe County businesses must meet the following criteria to be eligible for the grants, which include:

  • Businesses must be an existing for-profit business, locally owned and operated in Wythe County;
  • Must demonstrate they were operational pre-COVID-19 (as of March 1, 2020);
  • Must be current on all local taxes, business licenses and public loans (as of March 1, 2020); and
  • Must demonstrate impacts due to COVID-19.

For complete details on the Open for Business Recovery Assistance Grant as well as a copy of the grant application, click here.

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