Business Relief Fund tapped to fill nearly 50 applications as county outlines new programs for nonprofits, agriculture

The grant program was created by the Patrick County Board of Supervisors to support businesses that were negatively affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, using funds allocated from the CARES Act.

All businesses that applied are encouraged to contact the Patrick County Economic Development office if funds are not received by Nov. 6, by calling (276) 694- 8367 or emailing EDA@co.patrick.va.us

The Patrick County Board of Supervisors also made funds available to support and stabilize the non-profit community with a grant program for nonprofit agencies.

Patrick County non-profits with an IRS organization of 501c3, 501c4, and 501c19 are eligible. Other 501c organizations may be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Applications for financial assistance up to $5,000 per organization will be accepted on a first come first serve basis, through Nov. 19.

To address the needs of agricultural businesses, the county supervisors also approved an Agricultural Operation Grant Program to assist agricultural operations with losses not covered by the FSA Grant Program.

Businesses that have experienced a decrease in customer demand as a result of the pandemic may apply for up to $3,000.

For eligibility information or to apply, visit the county website at co.patrick.va.us.

Applications will be accepted through Nov. 19, with funds awarded on a first come, first serve basis.  The new grant programs will be administered by the EDA. Forms may be downloaded from the county’s website at co.patrick.va.us.

For questions, contact the Economic Development Director at 276-694-8367 or email EDA@co.patrick.va.us.

 

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