Chamber Alert, May 28

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Provided by Prince William Chamber of Commerce

Watch the Governor’s May 28 update here. 

Prince William County Small Business Relief Micro-Grant Webinar

The Prince William Board of County Supervisors has authorized the allocation of $5 million to establish a Small Business Relief Micro-Grant Program for small businesses in Prince William County that have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Under this program, grants of up to $10,000 are available to eligible Prince William County small businesses to use for ongoing expenses such as payroll, rent and insurance. Grant recipients can also use funds to purchase e-commerce equipment or expand websites and online sales capabilities.
Applications will be accepted online June 1-5, 2020, and will be available in multiple languages. For more information on the program and eligibility criteria, visit princewilliamcounty.biz.
In the meantime, to ensure that businesses understand the program and are well prepared for the application process, PWC Economic Development has scheduled two “How To” webinars. During the webinars, you will be able to submit questions live to the economic development team.
Free Webinar Registration:
Should you miss either of these sessions, recorded versions of the webinar will be available at princewilliamcounty.biz, along with a list of Frequently Asked Questions.
If you have further questions or need assistance, please contact Clarice Grove at [email protected] or 571-334-0242 or Michele Weatherly at [email protected] or 703-850-0140.

Prince William Area Disaster Fund Accepting Project Proposals

The Prince William Area Disaster Fund’s application period opened yesterday. The fund was created as the combined disaster relief and recovery effort for the Greater Prince William area (The City of Manassas, The City of Manassas Park and Prince William County).
The fund is administered by The Human Services Alliance of Greater Prince William and allows businesses, private citizens, faith-based groups and others to provide operational and programmatic support to organizations responding to the effects that COVID-19 has had on the community’s most vulnerable residents.
Grants of up to $5,000 are awarded to community-serving groups that serve residents of the Greater Prince William area. Recipients are chosen based on projects they propose that support the fund’s strategic objectives. These objectives include meeting critical unmet needs; deploying effective groups and agencies with proven on-the-ground experience that are addressing emergency management and public health; enhancing service capacity for nonprofit and faith-based partners that have experienced a surge of assistance requests; addressing the unique needs of people from underserved communities; mitigating the impact of reduced wages and lost work; expanding access to childcare; and assisting with soft services.
To date, $15,000 from the fund has been used to buy food to support the 43 area food distribution sites partnered with the Community Feeding Task Force.
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