Coronavirus / COVID-19

The Williamsburg Economic Development Department is working to provide City of Williamsburg businesses with up-to-date information on how to manage and plan for business losses associated with the COVID-19 pandemic.

Virtual Office Hours

Every Tuesday and Thursday, join the Economic Development Staff for Virtual Office Hours from 1 to 3 pm. We are available to share City grant programs, connect your business to resources, or even just brainstorm ideas and solutions to problems. One-on-one meetings are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Business Loss Reporting Forms

We have created Business Loss Reporting Forms that we will use to inform any local economic development policies and to assist access to any state and federal resources.

City of Williamsburg COVID-19 Grants

  • COVID-19 Marketing Grant - Created to assist with the cost of eCommerce upgrades, marketing, or other expenses incurred by City businesses as they continue to operate through the pandemic.
  • COVID-19 Business Grant - Created to financially assist city businesses that have been adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Applications for this program were due June 1, 2020. If you have questions about this grant program, please review the Business Grant FAQ section.
  • Greater Williamsburg Small Business Relief Fund - The City of Williamsburg Economic Development Authority contributed to this fund, which serves businesses in the City of Williamsburg, York County and James City County through the VA 30 Day Fund.

Tell Us What You're Doing

Tell us how your business is continuing to serve the community through the pandemic and we'll help you get the word out. Submit your information using our online form and we will include it on our new Support City Businesses platform.

eNewsletter

We are keeping our businesses informed using our eNewsletter. If you are not receiving these updates, please sign up. Visit our eNewsletter Archive if you would like to read through the communications to businesses starting from the beginning of the pandemic.

External Resources

We encourage all City businesses to also check our External Resources page, which includes resources available through our local, state, and federal partners.