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Board adds $500,000 to Back to Business program

Gloucester Board of Supervisors increased funding available for the Back to Business grant program by another $500,000, while also allowing Gloucester nonprofit organizations to apply during a meeting Tuesday night at the T.C. Walker Education Center.

The board voted to use CARES Act funds for that small business assistance program, as well as providing support for several other county expenses and organizations following a closed session.

Supervisors also put a cap of $30,000 per applicant in place for the third phase of the Back to Business program, which is currently underway. Board member Robert “JJ” Orth said that between now and the end date of Dec. 31 the board can continue to add more funds if needed. Members approved this unanimously.

The board also allocated $61,140 to the United Way of the Virginia Peninsula for child care support. The concern raised by board chair Phillip Bazzani was that this request wouldn’t guarantee that Gloucester funds would be used in the c...

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