Richmond extends deadline for second small business grant fund
Applicants have until Dec. 18 to apply
The city of Richmond announced Monday it has extended the deadline for its Richmond Recovers II Grant Program through Dec. 18.
The program will provide applicants with grants of $15,000 for COVID-19 pandemic relief and will be funded with $2 million from the city’s CARES Act appropriation. Small businesses other than restaurants, retail and beverage production are eligible to receive grant funds, according to a statement from Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney’s office.
Applications opened on Dec. 7 for the city’s second round of relief funding. The first program approved 260 grants totaling $2.79 million, and Richmond has allocated more than $6.3 million to support businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Funds can be used to reimburse the costs of employee wages, rent, utilities, personal protective equipment, cleaning supplies, e-commerce expenses and working capital.