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Second round of Frederick County COVID-19 grant program opens Oct. 23

17 October 2020 Covid19 Winchester Frederick County News

Round two of the Frederick County’s COVID-19 business and nonprofit grant program will open on Friday, October 23, at 8 am.

Grants of $5,000, $7,500, or $10,000 will be awarded to Frederick County businesses and nonprofits adversely affected by the pandemic, with 2019 annual gross revenues of at least $30,000 but less than $3 million.

Round Two eligibility is expanded to include non-profits located outside of Frederick County.

Grant amounts for nonprofits located outside of Frederick County will be awarded on a sliding scale based on percentage of Frederick County residents served and 2019 revenues.

For example, a nonprofit with $500,000 in gross revenues for 2019 that can document 50% of their service goes to Frederick County residents, could qualify for a grant of $5,000. Businesses and nonprofits awarded in round one are ineligible for funds in round two.

Seventy (70) Frederick County businesses and nonprofits were awarded in Round One, totaling $662,500. A list of businesses that received awards can be viewed here.

Total allocated funding for Round Two is $500,000, which includes the remaining $337,500 from Round One and an additional allocation of $162,500.

Funding is provided through Frederick County’s Coronavirus Relief Funds under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

Grant recipients will be chosen by a random drawing of all eligible and certified applications if total applicant requests exceed the $500,000 in budgeted funding.

Businesses may use grants to be reimbursed for only expenses directly related to the immediate impacts of COVID-19.

Receipts or proof of qualified expenses must be provided to receive payment.

Completed applications may be submitted online beginning 8 a.m. , Friday, October 23, through 5 p.m., Friday, Oct. 30, at yesfrederickva.com/covidgrants.

Applications may be mailed to the Frederick County EDA, 45 East Boscawen Street, Winchester, VA 22601. Mailed applications must be postmarked by Friday, October 30.

Incomplete applications will impact business’ eligibility to receive grant funds.

Application details, including full eligibility requirements, grant category information, and grant terms and conditions may be found at yesfrederickva.com/covidgrants.

Applicants will be notified by the Frederick County EDA via email on or around Friday, November 20, 2020, as to whether they are receiving a grant award.

Questions regarding the program should be sent to covidgrants@yesfrederickva.com.

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