News Release: Second Phase of Leesburg CARES Act Grants to Local Businesses Opens on September 8

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Town of Leesburg, Virginia
News Release

For Immediate Release
Friday, September 4, 2020

Media Contact:
Betsy Arnett, Public Information Officer

Second Phase of Leesburg CARES Act Grants to Local Businesses Opens on September 8

Online applications will be accepted from noon on September 8 until 5 p.m. on September 23, 2020.

Leesburg, VA (September 4, 2020) – At 12 p.m. on Tuesday, September 8, 2020, the Town of Leesburg will begin accepting applications for a second phase of business relief grants, using federal CARES Act funding. The application period will close at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, September 23, 2020. To date, 176 businesses have been awarded grants through Phase 1 of the program.

For Phase 2 of the grant program, the Town made several changes to the eligibility criteria, including:

  • Lowering the revenue loss threshold from 25% to 15%.
  • Changing the grant award tiers to $1,000; $2,000; $5,000; $10,000; and $15,000.
  • Expanding the annual revenue criteria to include businesses with as little as $2,500 to as much as $2.5 million in annual revenue.

According to Russell Seymour, Leesburg’s Director of Economic Development, “In the initial phase of grants, the Town focused on helping the small businesses that did not qualify for funding from Loudoun County. In this second phase, we are expanding the program to include more businesses.”

The online application will be available beginning September 8, 2020 at For more information, or assistance with an application, please contact Melanie Scoggins, Business Development and Retention Manager, at or 703-771-6676.

La versión en español de esta solicitud estará disponible a partir del 8 de septiembre de 2020 en Para obtener más información o asistencia con la solicitud, comuníquese con Melanie Scoggins, Gerente de Retención y Desarrollo Comercial, en o al 703-771-6676.

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