We love that word is spreading so quickly about our Small Business COVID-19 Recovery Grants! As of Monday, April 5, the application window is open. Unlike previous rounds, all businesses with 50 employees or less, are eligible for up to $12,500 in relief — including those that have received funding from the Paycheck Protection Program and Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL). Our sole stipulation is that the grant must be used only on reimbursable business expenses dated on or after March 1, 2020. The purpose of this program is to assist for-profit businesses in Chesapeake, Virginia, that have been adversely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Limited funds are available for this grant assistance program and only qualified applicants will receive funds. All applicants must submit certain financial information and all applications must be deemed complete before the Chesapeake Economic Development Authority (EDA) can fund any grant.