ALBEMARLE COUNTY, Va. (WVIR) - Time is running out for businesses in Albemarle County to apply for funds that are aimed to help them serve customers during the coronavirus pandemic.
County-based businesses need to fill out an injury form by Friday, October 2, to begin the application process for the Albemarle County Safe Spaces & Places Grant Program. Businesses may apply for grants for between $5,000 to $25,000 for outdoor expansion costs incurred between March 1 and December 30 of this year.
Applicable expenses may include:
- outdoor heating (space heaters, etc.)
- outdoor furniture
- outdoor lighting
- sanitizing stations
- portable bathrooms
- extended WiFi
- point of sale systems
- other elements that promote safe, outdoor business activity
The county says applications will be considered on a first-come, first-serve basis, and that only non-residentially zoned parcels are eligible to apply.
The review process will begin Friday, and funds are expected to be distributed soon after approval.