In partnership with the Metropolitan Business League, Venture Richmond announces the We Care RVA Rebuild Project, a continuing effort to support small, women and minority-owned businesses financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and social justice demonstrations. This project will provide emergency funding, crisis tools and resources and small business coaching for impacted businesses. For qualified businesses, the We Care RVA Rebuild Project will also provide clean up, professional services and counseling in the areas of insurance, legal and architectural design. Other project partners include Virginia Community Capital (VCC), ChamberRVA and Virginia LISC. This project is supported by Dominion Energy, Altria, Capital One, Robins Foundation and the Community Foundation. The first application period opens on Monday, September 21st with a second application period expected later this year.
What are eligible uses of the We Care RVA Rebuild Project funding for businesses?
What supporting documentation is required?
Will all eligible small businesses receive funding, or is this a competitive process?
All funding will be awarded on a first come, first served basis to those that meet the eligibility requirements. It is anticipated that each eligible small business will receive a grant ranging from $2,500 to $10,000 to help offset the negative impacts of COVID-19 and the social justice demonstrations on their operations.
Is a business owner considered an employee? Yes
Do 1099 or contract employees qualify as employees? Yes
How will I know my application has been received? You will be notified by email.
If I have received funds from the Small Business Administration from the Paycheck Protection Program or the Emergency Injury Disaster Loan program, can I still be eligible for the We Care RVA Rebuild Fund? Yes
What are the key program deadlines?