Loudoun County Business Reinvestment and Recovery Grant

The Loudoun County Business Recovery & Reinvention Grant (BRRG) is designed to fund innovative solutions to accelerate business growth for companies that have needed to pivot in the wake of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. Loudoun County will provide grants of up to $50,000 to help enable companies to make a change to their business model, adopt new technologies or practices, or otherwise reinvent their business to cope with the economic and/or public health requirements and challenges during the pandemic.

Some examples of potential areas of reinvention could include, but are not limited to:

  • Restaurants who have or will offer take-home meals who need a new walk-in cooler, deep freezer, or other equipment.
  • Service businesses who have added or need to add staff, vehicles or other equipment to continue to offer delivery options.
  • Businesses who have undertaken (or will undertake) website creation or updates and/or app or software development for e-commerce or remote work capabilities.
  • Businesses who have undertaken (or will undertake) building improvements for adding protective equipment or the updating of health and safety standards.
  • Rural businesses or farms who have implemented (or will implement) new business practices to respond to changes in demand or increased product delivery options.

The BRRG application portal opens on December 1, 2021 at 12 p.m. (noon). Sign up to receive an email reminder when the application opens:

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The application is divided into sections for business information, financial information, project information, and criteria and certifications. Download or print a PDF of the application questions to help prepare your submission. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the fund is exhausted.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Licensed and operational for-profit business in Loudoun County
  • Operational prior to March 1, 2020
  • Currently open and operating (Funds may NOT be used to restart a business closed during COVID-19)
  • Commitment to maintain funded project within Loudoun County for a minimum of 2 years post-award
  • 0-250 employees (no limit on 1099 contractors)
  • Pre-Covid (March 1, 2020) revenue of at least $50,000 and no more than $8 million.
  • Funds will only be distributed via ACH (If awarded the business must provide the Economic Development Authority additional banking forms for financial disbursement)

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

If you do not have an eligible project for this grant program, you may click here to stay updated on potential future funding opportunities and review our Funding & Competitions page for Loudoun small businesses.

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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 and/or ARPA 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 businesses that you are applying for. Each business must have a separate Business Reinvestment and Recovery Grant Application under your account. You may only apply for one project per business, and each business must have a separate EIN or SSN.

While logged into the application portal, click the “+Add Another” to create a new Business Reinvestment and Recovery 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 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 staff 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.

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.

What is a capital expense versus and operating expense?

An operating expense is an expense required for the day-to-day functioning of a business. A capital expense is an expense a business incurs to create a benefit in the future. The BRRG will fund capital expenses of a business where that expense is in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on the individual business and/or industry of the business.

What do revenue and expenses mean for purposes of the grant application?

For purposes of the BRRG, revenue is the money that comes in to your business and expenses are the money you pay out.