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.

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

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 or commit to being open as of August 1, 2021.
  • Short-term residential rentals not within the requirements listed above are not eligible for this program.

Get Updates:

The fund will open for applications in the upcoming weeks. Click here to sign up for a notification email when the application opens.

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.

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

 

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