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Nearly $270,000 awarded so far in Gloucester’s Back to Business program

Gloucester County’s Back to Business program is in the midst of the third and final round, which will conclude on Nov. 15. Earlier this month county supervisors approved eligibility for nonprofit organizations in the county. For this third round, the board also approved a maximum amount of $30,000 per applicant.

Supervisors have allocated $1 million of federal CARES Act funding for this initiative designed to boost local businesses adversely affected by the pandemic.

According Gloucester’s Director of Economic Development Sherry Spring, as of as of Sept. 25 the county has seen a total of 63 applications approved totaling in $269,642.70.

Last week, Gov. Ralph Northam announced the expansion of the state’s Rebuild VA grant program. Rebuild VA is a statewide business recovery program that is aimed towards small businesses and nonprofits.

The recent expansion allows small hotels, bed and breakfasts, and film companies that have production in the state to be eligible for this p...

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