Loudoun County Hotel Relief Grant Fund

Loudoun County has created a grant fund of $6,000,000 to support the tourism industry in general and hotels and registered bed and breakfasts in particular by providing grants of $1,000 per hotel room up to a maximum of $250,000 to any eligible applicant who fully completes the application process and is certified by the review team.

The application is now open and will close at 11:59 p.m. on October 8, 2021. Submissions will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Start Your Application

Watch a recorded webinar from Visit Loudoun and Loudoun Economic Development for additional details about the application process.

If you operate a business outside of the tourism industry, click here to stay updated on potential future funding opportunities and review our Funding & Competitions page for Loudoun small businesses.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Eligible facility must be licensed and operating in Loudoun County and be in good standing with the County or the incorporated town where the facility is located.
  • Eligible facility must have been in operation prior to March 1, 2020.
  • Eligible facility must be a provider of accommodations as defined by Virginia code § 58.1-3819 and subject to Loudoun’s Transit Occupancy Tax.
  • Eligible facility must have at least 10 sleeping rooms, except as provide below.
    • A facility may qualify with fewer than 10 rooms if it has a valid zoning permit as a B&B Homestay, a B&B Inn or a Country Inn and is subject to and compliant with all Transit Occupancy Tax requirements as of the opening of the application period.
  • Eligible facility must show a reduction of 25% of revenues due to the pandemic from March 1, 2020 to present.
  • Eligible facility must be open to the public as of August 1, 2021.
  • Short-term residential rentals not within the requirements listed above are not eligible for this program.
  • All businesses must accept payment as direct deposit. Paper checks will not be issued for this grant.

Details on Permitted Use:

Permitted Use of Hotel Relief Grant Fund:

  • General operating expenses such as rent, payroll, job training, taxes, debt service, etc.
  • Purchase of PPE, sanitation services and equipment or other COVID-19 related costs.

Non-Permitted Use of Hotel Relief Grant Fund

  • Purchase of non-related equipment or infrastructure improvements.
  • Technology upgrades

Official Application for the Hotel Relief Grant Program:

Questions? Please call 1-800-LOUDOUN or email loudounbiz@loudoun.gov for more information.

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Questions? Please call 1-800-LOUDOUN or email loudounbiz@loudoun.gov for more information.

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Frequently Asked Questions

I previously received CARES Act funding from the county or my town. Am I eligible for this?

Yes. If you received general COVID-19 business relief funding from Loudoun County or its incorporated towns, you are eligible to apply for this as well.

Will I have to pay taxes on this grant?

Yes. The IRS considers business grants as revenue for tax purposes. The money from the grant should be included when calculating the business’s taxable income. If your business receives funding and still operates at a loss this year, then it will not have a taxable income because it operated at a loss.

I'm having technical trouble applying. What should I do?

This is a web-based form only. It is strongly encouraged that you use the latest browser version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox in order to apply. Applicants using Safari may have difficulty signing up.

Although the application can be completed on mobile devices, we recommend using a desktop computer for the best experience.

If you started an application and forgot your password, please click this link to have an email sent to you that will contain a link to reset your password: Forgot your password?

If you complete the application, including all required fields, press Submit and DO NOT see a confirmation message on the screen, then your application has not been successfully submitted. Please contact LoudounBiz@loudoun.gov and we will do our best to help.

If you do not have access to high-speed internet, please visit the parking lots of the Middleburg, Purcellville or Lovettsville libraries for access to free, high-speed internet.

Can I save my application and return later?

Yes. The form allows users to save their progress and return later. However, applications will be considered in the order that they were received. Delaying the submission of an application could impact your consideration for receiving funding.

Can I apply for multiple locations and/or multiple businesses?

Yes, please create just one username and password for multiple locations or businesses that you are applying for. Each business must have a separate Hotel Relief Grant Application under your account.

If you own multiple eligible properties in Loudoun County, you must submit a separate Hotel Relief Grant Application for each one. Click the “+Add Another” to create a new Hotel Relief Grant Application attached to your Personal Profile.

How will my submitted information be used?

Submitted information will be used to determine the eligibility of the business applicant. Additional communication with Loudoun County Government or Visit Loudoun staff will be to verify the information provided.

Information submitted for this grant becomes public record and subject to requests in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act. We cannot exclude anyone’s submitted information from that process.

What are the next steps?

Once successfully submitted, applications will be reviewed to confirm eligibility on a rolling basis.

Loudoun Economic Development and our partners at Visit Loudoun will contact you by phone or email if there are any clarifications needed during the review process.

After your application has been fully certified, it will be transferred to the Economic Development Authority for payment. At that time you will be asked to provide a W-9, ACH form and banking document (such as a voided check or bank letter) to complete the payment process.

I don’t fill out a Form W-9, what is this?

The W-9 is from your business to the County. This form is required in order to identify your business’ employer identification number (EIN), and without a signed copy the County cannot award you funds if you are chosen for a grant.

What does “good standing” mean for eligibility?

Good standing is determined by the jurisdiction in which your business is located. Good standing can include, but is not limited to, having a valid business license and being in compliance with all other reporting and taxation requirements of that jurisdiction.

Can I get this information in another language?

Businesses are encouraged to view the page using their browser’s translation tools and follow up with us at 1-800-LOUDOUN for more translation assistance.

In accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act, Loudoun County Government is committed to ensuring that limited English proficient individuals have equal and meaningful access to county benefits and services. We utilize both phone interpretation services and written translation services when appropriate. Click here to view translation services information.