Franklin County is pleased to announce the establishment of a second $500,000 grant fund to support small business recovery following the COVID-19 outbreak. One-time grants of up to $2,500 are available for full time self-employed business owners and up to $10,000 for businesses with employees to offset business impacts during the pandemic. The grant program will be administered by the Industrial Development Authority of Franklin County with assistance from Franklin County.
Small Business Recovery Grant Press Release (PDF)
The second round of grant funding will be for self-employed business owners who are employed full-time in their business and for businesses with employees that did not receive a grant in the first round of funding.
Applications: Both online applications can be found at the link below and will be available at 9:00 am on September 8, 2020. The applications will be listed under the category “Economic Development”.
Full Time Self-Employed Business Owners Application
Businesses with Employees Online Application
You may view the PDF versions of the applications if you need to download or print out a paper copy. Please note that no applications (digital or paper) will be accepted before September 8, 2020 at 9:00 am. Grants will be awarded on a first come, first served basis.
Full-Time Self-Employed Business Owners Application (PDF)
Businesses with Employees Application (PDF)
Please return or mail paper applications in a sealed envelope to:
Mr. Vincent Copenhaver
Franklin County Government Center
1255 Franklin Street
Rocky Mount, VA 24151