Purcellville Non-Profit & Business Interruption Grants

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  1. General Information
  2. Business Grants
  3. Non-Profit Grants
  4. CARES Act Information

Town of Purcellville Reopens Expanded CARES Fund Non-profit Grant Program  

The Town of Purcellville has reopened an expanded CARES Fund Non-Profit Grant program to include all IRS designated non-profits.  Applications will be accepted from October 16 through October 26, 2020.  

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact local non-profits and their ability to provide aid to community members in need, the Purcellville Town Council directed staff to re-open the application process and expand the Town’s Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act Grant program to ALL Internal Revenue Service designated non-profits.  Expanding the program will increase opportunities for local non-profit organizations to provide assistance and ensure core human services and goods reach Purcellville citizens in need, as well as to provide financial support to the non-profit agencies serving them.  

Examples of the services supported by this grant include: providing food and/or medical services; assisting with the payment of rent/mortgage (to avoid eviction or foreclosure), utility payments and/or funeral costs; supporting the homeless; and providing other services and goods to meet the individual emergency needs of the residents of the Town of Purcellville.

Organizations may qualify for up to a $15,000 grant.  Eligible non-profit and faith-based organizations must be able to provide the following: 

  • Documentation of Internal Revenue Service tax exempt status;
  • Documentation that the organization is authorized to receive grants from localities under applicable Virginia law;  
  • Certificate of Good Standing with the Virginia State Corporation Commission;
  • Description of how the organization’s services have been impacted, interrupted, or expanded as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic; and,
  • Description of the goods and services the organization provides to citizens living in the Town of Purcellville.     

The Non-profit Grant application is now available online. The final closing date to apply is Monday, October 26, 2020.  Go to the Non-Profit tab at the top of the page for the application, FAQs, Terms and Conditions, and Guidelines.  You may submit online via the website or you may pick up a printed application at the Purcellville Town Hall, located at 221 South Nursery Avenue and submit by mail or drop off at Town Hall.  If you have any questions, please contact nonprofitgrants@purcellvilleva.gov  or call 540-751-2312.  

Business Interruption Grants, Round 2

The Town of Purcellville opened the second round of Business Interruption Grants Tuesday, September 8, 2020. The Purcellville Town Council has increased grant amounts in three of the four categories in Round Two. The Purcellville Town Council recognizes the significant economic hardship businesses are experiencing as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and remains dedicated to providing relief and support to the local business community. 

The application for the second round of Business Interruption Grants will be available online from 8 a.m. on Tuesday, September 8 through 5 p.m. on Tuesday, September 29. Printed copies of the application will be available at Purcellville Town Hall during this period.  

Purcellville businesses will be able to apply for grant funding up to $8,000 to help cover the following costs incurred, as a result of COVID-19, during the period of March 1 – December 30, 2020:

  • Assistance with paying rent/mortgage, payroll, and employee benefits
  • Expenses to accommodate remote business operations and technology needs, such as webcams, subscriptions for virtual video conferencing, no-touch card swiping devices, and laptops
  • Costs incurred during a reopening process due to limiting accessibility to the public, and for displaying and/or communicating state-based requirements for public access. Examples include tables, chairs, tents purchased for curb service; printing signs and posters. 
  • Purchase of items meant to protect the public and employees, and other costs incurred by installing required safety measures in order to reopen a business. Examples include tape and rope for designating social distancing space; protective masks; hand sanitizer; and sanitizing wipes. 
  • Modifications to allow outdoor food service – assistance with qualified expenses for food establishments to allow for outdoor seating for social distancing. Examples include tables, chairs, tents, printing signs/posters, tape/rope for social distancing space. 

To be eligible for a Business Interruption Grant, businesses must meet the following criteria:

  • For-profit business, operating from a physical location within the Town of Purcellville before March 1, 2020
  • Must be current on all Town taxes, licenses, and permits as of the grant submission date
  • Have up to 50 hourly or salaried employees 
  • Must be able to demonstrate a minimum of 25% business interruption or loss in revenue as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic 
  • Less than $2.5 million in annual gross receipts, for the 2018 and 2019 fiscal years  
  • Home based businesses are eligible to apply

Businesses qualified to receive a grant in Round One, based upon their continued eligibility, may  automatically qualify to receive additional funding in Round Two. The Town will reach out to these businesses to determine if they are interested in receiving a second grant award.

You may submit online via the website or printed applications can be picked up at the Purcellville Town Hall, located at 221 South Nursery Avenue and submitted by mail or dropped off at Town Hall.  If you have any questions, please contact businessgrants@purcellvilleva.gov  or call 540-751-2312.