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Dominion Energy creates program to give Hampton Roads small businesses support

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Posted at 11:39 AM, Sep 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-30 23:35:20-04

HAMPTON ROADS, Va. – Small businesses in Hampton Roads are getting some help from Dominion Energy.

The company announced that it is committing $600,000 toward the new “We Care Rebuild Project”, a community-led initiative providing support to small businesses in Richmond and Hampton Roads.

The goal is to help as they manage COVID-19 pandemic impacts and rebuild.

The We Care Hampton Roads Rebuild Project will be led by the Urban League and supported by Black BRAND, LISC Hampton Roads, and VCC, Dominion said.

Small businesses dealing with financial difficulties due to the pandemic or disruptions in business continuity will be eligible to apply for grants, ranging from $2,500 to $10,000.

Dominion said, “Funds will support a range of emergency needs and crisis resources, including clean-up, such as graffiti removal and other beautification efforts, bill support, business coaching, and professional counseling, among other services.”

“The We Care Rebuild Project is truly a community effort toward helping small and women- and minority-owned businesses,” said Floyd Miller, President and CEO of the Metropolitan Business League. “With the unique challenges facing business owners today, we want to ensure they have the resources for success. Our goal is for funds to give a boost to more than 100 businesses in the Richmond and Hampton Roads areas this year.”

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