From Inside Business By TREVOR METCALFE

The Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corp. office building is in McLean, Virginia. The company's philanthropic arm is seeking Hampton Roads submissions for a $1 million coronavirus-related grant program.
The Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corp. office building is in McLean, Virginia. The company’s philanthropic arm is seeking Hampton Roads submissions for a $1 million coronavirus-related grant program.(Reuters)

Hampton Roads nonprofits, entrepreneurs and startups who find a new way to assist people during the coronavirus pandemic could receive up to $100,000 from a new $1 million grant program.

The grant program was started in late April by the Booz Allen Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the Booz Allen Hamilton consulting firm.

The program is looking in particular for solutions that help aid vulnerable populations, assist frontline workers and help employees return to work, said Jason Tone, a vice president in the company’s Norfolk office.

“There is so much creativity and innovation within Hampton Roads,” Tone said. “It would be awesome to see one of the nonprofits or small businesses or entrepreneurs in our area get a grant and really tackle this challenge across our community.”

Nonprofits can apply for a grant of up to $100,000, while individuals and startups can receive up to $10,000. For-profit companies must employ fewer than 100 people and have a gross annual revenue of $3 million or less.

Applications will be accepted until June 5. To apply, visit boozallenfoundation.org.

Booz Allen Hamilton came to Hampton Roads in 1992 with a staff of around 15 people, Tone said. It has since grown to a local staff of more than 700. In the region, the company mostly serves federal agencies and the defense industry, according to Tone. The business also employs around 14,000 people in the Washington, D.C., area.

Trevor Metcalfe, 757-222-5345, trevor.metcalfe@insidebiz.com