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Eligible Grant Uses
Grant funds must be expended in compliance with state and federal law. Funds must address costs associated with adjustments in operations and/or services due to COVID impacts not otherwise addressed by current programs through the Federal or State governments. Funds can only be used for future expenses.
Eligible Expenses may include:
Roanoke City businesses meeting ALL of the following criteria are encouraged to apply:
The Economic Development Authority of the City of Roanoke (EDA) will award 100 grants, each of which will amount to $5,000.00. Such grant funds will be awarded after entering into a Memorandum of Understanding agreement with the EDA. This process will occur as follows:
1. Completion of this Grant Application outlining the use of funds.
2. Following written approval of application by Roanoke City Economic Development staff, applicant shall enter into an MOU with the EDA. Once all funds are spent, applicant will submit a report to the EDA as described in the MOU and provide receipts, canceled checks, or order confirmations documenting actual spending of all grant funds on eligible expenses.
3. One (1) grant per business, , regardless of number of locations within the City.
4. The following items must also be included with application:
The following businesses are not eligible:
Use of Funds Restrictions
Expenses for which applicants are seeking a grant must be be:
Please tell us your business function (Select One):
Small, women owned or minority business
Preference will be given to certified SWaM businesses and to organizations in zip codes 24012, 24013, and 24017.
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If a grant is awarded, you may be required to submit receipts and/or additional documentation prior to receiving the funds.
The Applicant covenants to save, defend, hold harmless and indemnify the City of Roanoke and the City of Roanoke Economic Development Authority, and all of its officers, departments, agencies, agents and employees (Collectively the “City”) from and against any and all claims, losses, damages, injuries, fines, penalties, costs (including court costs and attorney’s fees), charges, liability or exposure, however caused, resulting from, arising out of, or in any way connected with this application. The Applicant provides a waiver of confidential information provided to the Commissioner of the Revenue and Treasurer of City of Roanoke, and authorizes the internal use of this information for the grant analysis. The Applicant acknowledges that the City of Roanoke will keep all proprietary information voluntarily provided by the Applicant confidential to the extent permitted by the Virginia Freedom of Information Act and other applicable laws and regulations pertaining to the disclosure of records in its possession, and acknowledges that all grant award decisions are final and are not subject to appeal. I certify that I have read and understand and am authorized to complete and submit this application on behalf of the Applicant. I verify that the statements contained herein are true, accurate and complete. I acknowledge that false and inaccurate statements made on the application are grounds for immediate rejection of the application.
By checking the "I agree" box below, you agree and acknowledge that 1) your application will not be signed in the sense of a traditional paper document, 2) by signing in this alternate manner, you authorize your electronic signature to be valid and binding upon you to the same force and effect as a handwritten signature, and 3) you may still be required to provide a traditional signature at a later date.
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