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CARES Act Small Business Grant Round 2

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Manassas Gets to Work on Getting Residents Back to Work

When you think back to 6 months ago, it feels like years ago! February was such a different time; the local economy was thriving and unemployment in Manassas was at an unprecedented low of only 2%. Then the COVID-19 pandemic changed everything. The City initially used...

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Manassas Helping Residents Get Back to Work

City Takes Innovative Approach to Using CARES Act Funds Manassas, VA –August 19, 2020 –The City of Manassas is dedicating $400,000 to expanding its long-standing partnerships with SkillSource and Northern Virginia Community College. The funds will directly help...

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Manassas Moves Into Phase Three Wednesday, July 1

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam said Tuesday that he plans to loosen business and social restrictions for the whole state July 1, moving into Phase Three reopening an economy he largely shuttered in March amid an outbreak of the novel coronavirus. Northam said he...

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For customers who want to enjoy outdoor dining as we proceed through the various phases of reopening, here is a helpful link to identify places that are eager to welcome you. For restaurants offering outdoor dining that want to be included in this listing please email 

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    The City is proud to continue supporting our local businesses by launching two new grant programs!

    The CARES ACT Grant 2 will provide a $2,500 cash grant to Manassas small businesses 💰 $3,000 cooperative marketing and advertising grants are also available to businesses willing to commit $1,500 of their own funds.👩🏽

    Funding is limited, so read the guidelines and apply NOW!
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    October is National #DisabilityEmploymentAwarenessMonth and we are proud that one of our local businesses in Manassas, Didlake, is leading the charge to provide meaningful employment opportunities and skills training to a sometimes overlooked segment of our community.

    For more than 50 years Didlake has created opportunities for people with disabilities to achieve the dignity of work and self-sufficiency. In March, the City recognized Didlake's tremendous impact on the community with the Manassas 2020 Business of the Year.🏆October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month!

    Didlake is proud to provide rehabilitative services tailored to meet the unique needs of each individual. 💪

    We create opportunities in the workplace and you can too! Discover how you can build an inclusive workplace:
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