Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD)
2022 Virginia Statewide Business District Resurgence Grant
Waynesboro has been awarded a $116,000 to support small business recovery in downtown and neighboring areas (known as the Resurgence Area). To see if your business address is located in the grant area, visit https://www.waynesboro.va.us/161/GIS, open the map, and turn on the resurgence area layer.
Enhanced Façade Grant – Businesses located in the resurgence area will be eligible to apply for a façade grant to assist with their customer entrance. The grant is a matching grant up to $5,000 for outside improvements including awnings, signage, painting and more. For businesses located in the downtown enterprise zone, the match is increased to $7,500. For complete details click here. Funds are limited and must be used by April 30, 2022.
Small Business Technical Assistance – This grant will fund technical assistance to small business owners to assist them with business plan development, consultant services, development of enhanced websites, marketing tools, and more. To learn more and be connected with a small business expert, call or email. 540-942-6779 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Housing Study – The City is contracting with an outside firm to update the 2012 housing study. If you are a residential or housing developer and would like a copy of the study when completed in spring 2022, email Greg at email@example.com.