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Orange County, VA – Orange County is pleased to announce a third 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 grants up to $10,000 to qualified businesses and organizations and is funded directly by Orange County. Similar to the past two (2) rounds, 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 Monday, January 4, 2021 and will close on Friday, January 15, 2021 at 11:59 pm EST. For a full overview of the program, please visit 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, VA –Orange County Economic Development Office is pleased to announce the second Round of Bounce Back Orange Small Business Grant awards.  Twenty-three (23) Orange County small business and non-profit organizations were awarded a total of $194,000, from this round of funding.

Rounds 1 and 2 of the Bounce Back Orange Small Business Grant program were funded using federal CARES Act funds provided to Orange County and administered by the Community Investment Collaborative (CIC).  The program was able to award approximately $492,000 in total to local organizations through sixty-four (64) individual grants.

“The Orange County Board of Supervisors has been very proactive in responding to COVID-19, by quickly adopting a County CARES Act spending plan aimed at providing support to residents and businesses alike. The Bounce Back Orange Small Business Grant program was one of the many ways the Board was able to ensure that small businesses and organizations received the support they needed in order to help them keep their doors open and their employees employed,” noted Rose Deal, Director of Orange County Economic Development. 

If your business or organization missed out on this funding opportunity, please contact the Office of Economic Development to discuss other available funding sources. We encourage businesses to reference our COVID-19 Resources for Local Businesses page, at https://www.thinkorangeva.com/covid19-resources, to stay up to date on various business assistance programs.

For more information, please contact Rose Deal, Director of Economic Development at (540) 672-1238.

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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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