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Orange County is pleased to announce a second round of the Bounce Back Orange County Small Business Grant program, aimed to provide immediate relief to small business owners, private schools, and non-profits throughout the County impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.   The Bounce Back Orange County Small Business Grant will offer forgivable grants up to $8,000 to qualified businesses and organizations and is funded using federal CARES Act funds. Similar in round one, Community Investment Collaborative (CIC), a non-profit organization will administer the program developed by Orange County.  

Interested business owners and organizations with zero (0) to one hundred (100) employees are encouraged to start the grant process immediately by completing the required online interest form at https://forms.gle/cRTNq8TaeqxnfCDv9.   Staff will utilize the interest forms to communicate directly with businesses and organizations regarding the grant application. The grant application process will open on October 5, 2020 and will close on October 19, 2020 at 11:59 pm EST. For a full overview of the program, please go to https://www.thinkorangeva.com/covid19-resources.

 For more information, please contact the Economic Development Department at (540) 672-1238.

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Orange County Economic Development Office is pleased to announce grant awards totaling $277,725.50, to thirty-nine (39) business and non-profit organizations through the Bounce Back Orange Small Business Grant program.  

The Bounce Back Orange Small Business Grant program was funded using federal CARES Act funds provided to Orange County and was administered by the Community Investment Collaborative (CIC).  The CARES Act spending plan was authorized by the Orange County Board of Supervisors as part of a multifaceted effort to help the community mitigate the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.  “We are pleased with the interest we received in the grant program and are excited to be able to provide much needed relief to various organizations throughout Orange County who have experienced business disruption from COVID-19. While we know these grants will never replace the loss of revenue businesses have experienced, it is our hope that the funds will provide short-term relief to assist them in remaining open and operational far into the future,” noted Rose Deal, Project Manager for Orange County Economic Development. 

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