At the direction of the Board of Supervisors, Chesterfield County, in partnership with the Chesterfield Chamber of Commerce, is launching “Back in Business” grants to support small businesses negatively affected by COVID-19. The $10,000 grants are designed to provide immediate relief to businesses to help them remain in business through the COVID-19 pandemic and prepare for reopening under the guidelines of Forward Virginia. The $5 million dollars, dedicated for the grant program, will come from the federal funding Chesterfield County received from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act.
“Relaunch Chesterfield” Aims to Reopen Chesterfield Businesses
Chesterfield Chamber of Commerce, Chesterfield Cabinet and Chesterfield County have united to support a coordinated relaunching of the Chesterfield economy. Relaunch focuses on issues for businesses and elected officials around the county to consider as reopening plans are made. "Relaunch Chesterfield" is meant to work in conjunction with the Governors’ Covid-19 Business Task Force recommendations as they too begin the work of relaunching Virginia’s economy.
"Relaunch Chesterfield" will be developed in partnership with business leaders across a broad array of industry sectors and organizations around the county, including but not limited to the following sections:
Health and Safety First/Internal & External Customers
Arts & Entertainment
Personal Care Service Industry
K-12 Education & Childcare and Daycare
"Relaunch Chesterfield" is meant to serve as a start to the conversation for returning more employees and businesses to work, rather than serving as a final, prescriptive set of answers or solutions.
We are currently seeking participants to work and lead in these individual industry workgroups. Please submit your information to be considered for an interested industry cluster workgroup by clicking here.
Businesses are resilient in creating opportunities to thrive in challenging conditions. Businesses ability to pivot their business model and allow others to learn from that change is important for the greatest number of businesses to relaunch. By joining efforts and bringing businesses and resources together we have the ability to make adjustments quickly and start commerce sooner.
When the Commonwealth is ready to open Virginia, Chesterfield will be ready to open.
We are looking for 8-10 people for each industry workgroup indicated to develop a framework for success. Models and examples are already available as a guide from across the Country. Workgroups using best practices can have the best opportunity for a successful plan.