CDBG Business Grant 

The City of Williamsburg has teamed up with York County and Poquoson to offer local businesses a new $5,000 grant.

Use of Funds
The following costs are reimbursable for purchases made after the Governor’s Declaration of a State of Emergency on March 13th:

  • Purchase of PPE (protective supplies, tools, equipment or inventory) and/ord cleaning services or supplies
  • Property improvements or renovations of commercial location to accommodate social distancing and/or outdoor dining, recreation, services, etc.  
  • Software/Hardware expenses to accommodate delivery, online payments, online reservations, etc. 
  • Signage, advertising, marketing expenses, etc. to promote that your business is open and/or operating under modified conditions
  • Payments for rent or mortgage during times of required business closure and/or modification

Eligibility Requirements 

  • Must be a for-profit business impacted by Governor Northam’s Executive Order 53
  • Must have, at some point during the pandemic, employed fewer than 20 Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) employees
  • Must be an active business located and licensed in the City of Williamsburg. Business must be open for business in some capacity as of the application date.
  • Must be in good standing with all local taxes, licenses, permits, etc. Currently not in default or non-compliance with any City programs or ordinances.
  • May not have already received reimbursement from any other local, state, or federal relief programs for the same items the business is applying for reimbursement for under this program.
  • Home-based Businesses may apply, but must clearly show that the expenses are business related, not residential in nature.
  • Non-profit agencies are not eligible for funding.

To learn more about this grant program, visit