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 round of grants which provided much needed relief to more than 120 businesses. Now, more than eight months into this pandemic, businesses continue to experience financial hardships whether due to capacity restrictions, revenue losses or new expenses. The “CARES Act Grant 2” and “Small Business Grant Fund for Marketing and Advertisement” have been established to help offset some of this burden and eligible businesses may apply for both.