Prince William County Department of Economic Development
Prince William County Department of Economic Development is dedicated to serving our business community impacted by COVID-19. Our regular business support services continue virtually over phone and email to protect the health and well-being of our employees and the public.
To schedule a free one-on-one business consultation or to speak directly with one of our team members, please email CGrove@pwcgov.org or call 703-792-5510.
In keeping with our commitment to bring you the most up to date information, we wanted to let you know that the US Small Business Administration has granted disaster declaration for Prince William County, as well as all of Virginia. As a result, affected businesses, private nonprofits, homeowners and renters may qualify for federal disaster loans.
In addition to the US Small Business Administration, the SkillSource Group announce Rapid Response Assistance To Support Impacted Northern Virginia Employers During The Covid-19 Outbreak.
More on both programs below.
On March 17, 2020, Virginia Governor Ralph Northam announced new measures to combat the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, including the release of Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Rapid Response funding to support Northern Virginia employers to remain open during this emergency. These funds are intended to assist local employers to avert layoffs and support other operational needs. These strategies and activities are designed to prevent, or minimize the duration of, unemployment resulting from layoffs due to the COVID-19 crisis.
- Virginia received a statewide Economic Injury Disaster Loan declaration from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). Small businesses and non-profit organizations located throughout the state can now apply for a loan of up to $2 million from the SBA to pay fixed debts, payroll, accounts payable, and other expenses.
- Regional workforce teams will be activated to support employers that slow or cease operations. Employers who do slow or cease operations will not be financially penalized for an increase in workers requesting unemployment benefits.
- The Governor authorized rapid response funding, through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, for employers eligible to remain open during this emergency. Funds may be used to clean facilities and support emergency needs.
- To support small restaurants, Virginia ABC is waiving regulations to allow restaurants to deliver beer and wine via take-out and delivery.
- Governor Northam directed all employers to follow U.S. Department of Labor guidance on workplace safety.
To submit a loan application for the SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan program, please visit: https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela/.
If you are working on your U.S. Small Business Administration loan relief application, check to make sure you have all of your documents by contacting Clarice Groves at email@example.com or 703-792-5510.
To help businesses impacted by the economic impact of COVID-19, the County has extended the Business Tangible Personal (BTP) Property tax filing deadline from April 15 to July 15, 2020. This extension will provide relief to the County’s business owners during this period of economic uncertainty and will align the filing date with the recently announced revised Internal Revenue Service filing date.