The City of Fredericksburg is taking applications through July 6 from Fredericksburg small businesses for another round of grants tied to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Fredericksburg City Council at its June 23 meeting endorsed using a portion of its roughly $2.5 million CARES Act allocation to fund a business-assistance grant program. The City will take applications from businesses through 5 p.m. Monday, July 6. Application data will be presented to City Council at the July 14 meeting, at which time decisions will be made about how much of the City’s CARES Act funds to allocate into the program.

Click here for the application and more information about the program, including eligibility criteria. Businesses that apply and meet the criteria will be entered into one of three separate random drawings to determine the recipients. This will help ensure the process is objective and fair.

Earlier this year, the City of Fredericksburg and its Economic Development Authority partnered on a $250,000 small business grant program that led to 107 businesses getting grants of up to $3,600.