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Manassas, VA – October 22, 2020 – The City of Manassas is launching two additional grant programs to support small businesses impacted by COVID-19 using Federal CARES Act funds. In May, the City Council and the Economic Development Authority (EDA) announced the first...
WASHINGTON—The U.S. Small Business Administration, in consultation with the Treasury Department, today released a simpler loan forgiveness application for Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans of $50,000 or less. This action streamlines the PPP forgiveness process...
Information on Tents/Heating for Temporary Outdoor Dining Areas Introduction Extending the outdoor dining season into the fall and winter months is essential for businesses to remain viable as statewide physical distancing mandates limit indoor dining capacity. This...
Eligibility criteria expanded to now include businesses which previously received CARES Act funds RICHMOND-Governor Ralph Northam today announced that Rebuild VA, the $70 million economic recovery fund launched in August, is expanding its eligibility criteria to...
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...
Manassas brindará asistencia a residentes desempleados por la COVID-19 La ciudad de Manassas, en Virginia, invertirá fondos de la ley CARES para brindar asistencia a sus residentes que han perdido su trabajo por la pandemia del COVID-19. Para más información visita:...
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...
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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Links to trusted partners for the latest resources and guidelines to reopen businesses:
- City of Manassas: http://manassascity.org/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=2275
- Office of the Governor: https://www.governor.virginia.gov/
- Virginia SBDC: https://www.virginiasbdc.org/covid/
- Ready to Reopen: A Playbook for Your Small Business
- Preparing to Restart Your Business
- SBDC: Step by Step Tool-kit for Reopening
Manassas Moves Into Phase 3
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