There are two Chamber programs that are being funded by the County: a business and non-profit grant program, and a grant program to help individuals to pay their utility bills.
The second round business and non-profit grant program will provide $1,000,096 in funds to eligible local small businesses and local non-profit organizations. Including the first round, a total of $2,065,096 is available for distribution. Grants vary from $5,000 to $40,000 depending upon the size of the entity measured in accordance with its revenue. The grants do not need to be repaid. Businesses and non-profit organizations with annual revenues of less than $6 million dollars are eligible to apply.
The utility program will provide case by case assistance to individuals who have been affected by COVID-19 and who are having difficulty paying their electricity, water, sewer, gas or propane bills. There is a total of $77,542 available under the second round program, and the grants do not need to be repaid.
Both programs require that the entity or individual must have been adversely affected by COVID-19. The business program only applies to entities and individuals who are located within Warren County but outside of the Town of Front Royal. Businesses that are not required to have a business license may apply to this second round. The non-profit and utility programs apply to entities and individuals who are located within Warren County and includes the Town of Front Royal.
The Chamber will resume receiving applications for CARES Act financial assistance to small businesses, non-profit organizations, and individual utility assistance on Tuesday, October 13, 2020 at 9:00 AM. An online application can be completed and submitted at www.warrencountyva.net/warren-county-cares, or a paper copy application can be picked up at the Warren County Government Center Administration Office or at the Chamber. All paper copy applications must be returned to the Chamber. The application window will close on Monday, October 26, 2020 at 5:00 PM.
Further details can be found at www.warrencountyva.net/warren-county-cares.