Virginia Beach City Council voted earlier this week to provide an additional $12.4 million in funding to the Virginia Beach Pandemic Relief Partnership. These funds will continue to provide resources and assistance to Virginia Beach residents and small businesses impacted by COVID-19.
The Virginia Beach Pandemic Relief Partnership is a collaboration between the United Way of South Hampton Roads, Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore, Hampton Roads Workforce Council and LISC Hampton Roads.
City Council has already approved $8 million in funding back in October 2020, then $8.42 million in January 2021.
“The goal City Council had in the fall was to find community-based organizations that can help get money and other resources into the hands of people who need help quickly and easily,” said Mayor Robert M. “Bobby” Dyer. “The Partnership organizations delivered on that exceptionally well. This additional funding is focusing more specifically in areas of greatest need.”
The small business grant application is open from now until Friday, April 9. For more information and to apply, visit VBRelief.org and select “small business.”