TOWN OF BEDFORD SMALL BUSINESS SUPPORT PROGRAM - PHASE 2
COVID-19 Grant for Small Brick and Mortar Businesses
To help the owners of locally-owned, non-franchise, for-profit, brick and mortar businesses with 10 and fewer employees. (Not open to businesses outside Town limits or businesses that received funds in Phase 1.)
To support the small-business community that has been significantly impacted by the Coronavirus pandemic, other than retail and restaurant sectors, which were included in Phase 1 of the Program.
CRITERIA FOR ELIGIBILITY
Length of time in Business: Must have been in business for 6 months before March 1, 2020.
Significant Impact: 50% reduction in sales.
Eligibility: Businesses must be located in the Town of Bedford.
Only the owner of the “brick and mortar” business may apply. If an owner has more than one business, they may only apply for one business. If there is more than one owner of any one business, there will be only one grant to that business.
“Small business” will be defined as 10 or fewer employees, whether full-time or part-time equivalents.
USES FOR FUNDS
Rent or mortgage payments for March, April, May, June or July 2020
Utilities (electric, water/sewer, internet) for March, April, May, June or July 2020
Inventory - Inventory needed to re-start a business
Marketing - Advertising efforts to promote business re-start or to implement online sales presence.
DUE JUNE 5 BY 5:00PM
First-Come Basis for award
Applications will be accepted until 5:00pm on June 5. You must use the application and affidavit provided in the Application link below. Postmarks will not be accepted. The Town Economic Development Authority will review complete applications on June 12 and grants to eligible applicants will be issued after their approval on a first-come basis.
Use the Application link below to download the application. There are several ways to submit a completed application. All required materials must be submitted at one time in one complete package.
Submit applications with attachments electronically via email if under 5MB to firstname.lastname@example.org. If the application and attachments exceed 5MB, please provide a link to a digital file folder, such as Google Drive or Dropbox, to email@example.com.
Printed hard copy:
Hard copy submittals can be mailed to:
Town of Bedford
c/o Mary Zirkle
215 E. Main Street
Bedford VA 24523
Bring the package in to the Municipal Building between the weekday hours of 8:30am and 5:00pm. There will be a box to the left in front of the Economic Development Office marked for applications.
If you need to submit after those hours, if the application and all attachments will fit in a normal-sized letter envelope, it can be submitted through the afterhours drop box at the front entrance to the Municipal Building to the right of the main doors. Please note we will not know what time the application is left in the box.
Questions? Contact Mary Zirkle at 540-587-6006 or firstname.lastname@example.org.