Monthly Archives: August 2020

Current Virginia County Grants

Stafford’s CARES Act Funds

Stafford County remains focused on providing support to our businesses as we continue to recover from the Coronavirus pandemic. As part of that continued support, the Stafford County Economic Development Authority (EDA) is launching three new small business assistance grants: StaySleep, and Safe in Stafford Business Grant(s). These grant programs are funded using $2.357M in federal CARES Act funds provided to the County of Stafford and will be administered by the Stafford County EDA. Learn More Here

Town of Leesburg Grant

The Town of Leesburg will begin accepting applications for a second phase of business relief grants, using federal CARES Act funding, beginning Tuesday September 8 at noon E.T. The application period will close at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, September 23, 2020.

For Phase 2 of the grant program, the Town made several changes to the eligibility criteria, including:

  • Lowering the revenue loss threshold from 25% to 15%.
  • Changing the grant award tiers to $1,000; $2,000; $5,000; $10,000; and $15,000.
  • Expanding the annual revenue criteria to include businesses with as little as $2,500 to as much as $2.5 million in annual revenue.


The online application will be available beginning September 8, 2020 at For more information, or assistance with an application, you can contact Melanie Scoggins, Business Development and Retention Manager, at or 703-771-6676.

Rebuild! VA Grant

Businesses and non-profits that are approved for a Rebuild VA grant may receive up to 3 times their average monthly eligible expenses up to a maximum of $10,000. Learn More

Prince William County - Small Business Relief Micro-Grant Grants of up to $10,000 to qualified Prince William County small businesses and non-profits impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn More

City of Manassas - Small Business Recovery Grant 

Businesses and non-profits that are approved for a Rebuild VA grant may receive up to 3 times their average monthly eligible expenses up to a maximum of $10,000. Learn More

Prince William County - Capital Investment and Innovation Grant

Grants of up to $200,000 for businesses and building owners that make physical improvements or innovate a business model to continue to serve customers and employees during the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn More

Prince William County - Construction and Renovation Permit

Rebates of up to $2,000 for permitting fees for renovations and new construction projects. Application accepted on a rolling basis through June 30, 2021 (as long as funds remain). Learn More


For more information, visit our COVID Resource Center

Invention-Con 2020

Are you an independent inventor, entrepreneur, small business owner, or intellectual property (IP) professional? If so, mark your calendars now for Invention-Con 2020, coming Thursday – Saturday, August 20 – 22. This year’s theme is “Your IP: A power tool for building success.” Register now for this special event

At Invention-Con 2020, you’ll have the chance to:

  • Learn how to use your IP to achieve success from accomplished innovators, inventors, entrepreneurs, and business owners
  • Learn about resources available to assist you throughout the innovation ecosystem
  • Receive valuable information to assist with developing an IP strategy from IP and business experts
  • Learn about IP networks

For more information, or to ask questions about Invention-Con, email Learn more about past Invention-Cons on the Invention-Con program webpage.


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