COVID-19 Grants

Rebuild VA

Rebuild VA Website

This $70 million economic recovery fund launched in August 2020 and aims to help small businesses and non-profits whose normal operations were disrupted by COVID-19, including:

  • Brick and mortar retail
  • Campgrounds
  • Entertainment and public amusement establishments
  • Exercise and fitness facilities
  • Personal care and personal grooming services
  • Restaurants

Businesses and non-profits that are approved for a Rebuild VA grant may receive up to three times their average monthly eligible expenses up to a maximum of $10,000.

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) - Small Business

CDBG Page

This grant is a joint effort between the City of Williamsburg, the City of Poquoson, and York County. This grant provides businesses with up to $5,000 for:

  • The purchase of Personal Protective Equipment required for businesses to safely reopen
  • Modifications to businesses that facilitate social distancing
  • Rent relief

Tourism Industry COVID-19 Relief Grant

Tourism Industry COVID-19 Relief Grant Page

This program offers relief grants to lodging and dining establishments, which have been severely impacted by COVID-19 mitigation measures and travel declines.

COVID-19 Marketing Grant

COVID-19 Marketing Grant Page

A 50% matching grant up to $500 for the cost of marketing and eCommerce upgrades due to COVID-19.

Greater Williamsburg Small Business Relief Fund

Greater Williamsburg Small Business Relief Fund Page

This is a joint effort between the Economic Development Authorities (EDA) of the City of Williamsburg and Counties of York and James City. This program provides up to $3,000 for City of Williamsburg businesses that have been impacted by COVID-19.

Other EDA Grant Programs

Incentives and Programs Page

The City of Williamsburg Economic Development Authority has a suite of grant programs available to City of Williamsburg businesses. See the Incentives and Programs page for more details on: